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College of Philosophy and Letters

A Long Tradition of Serving the Church

Founded in 1889, Saint Louis University’s College of Philosophy and Letters oversees undergraduate and graduate programs that are oriented by the Jesuit commitment to intelligent service of faith and justice in dialogue with culture.

Our programs provide both the philosophical and intellectual background needed for further studies in theology and ministry. Our options for students who envision a future in areas of ministry and service to the Church include:

  •  The philosophical requirements for ordination for future priests.
  • Tools for reflecting on contexts of ministry for servants of the Church. 
  • Opportunities to integrate your wider studies and interests with your faith for dedicated Catholics.

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