Byzantine Catholic Seminary

Byzantine Catholic Seminary

About the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of SS Cyril and Methodius Online

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary is the only free standing institution of its kind in North America. This center of learning embraces those who seek academic and pastoral formation to serve as deacons, theologians, catechists, and cantors.

The Seminary also provides graduate-level theological studies in the Eastern Christian Tradition to those interested in teaching, research, advanced study and personal enrichment. The Seminary also supports other educational and formational programs to serve Byzantine Catholic Churches and the wider community.

By adopting and integrating online education in its curriculum delivery, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary strives to extend the opportunity of learning to all those who conduct a busy life but desire to pursue a higher education certification.

Why Choose Byzantine Catholic Seminary Online?

Obtaining a certificate in Eastern Christian Studies from the Byzantine Catholic Seminary Online is as rewarding as it is convenient:

  • Leadership - Studying at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary will equip students with knowledge, background and skills to better serve the Church.
    • The Seminary also serves as a center of learning for the study of Eastern Christianity.
  • Degree Prestige and Value - For more than 60 years, the Byzantine Catholic Seminary has provided students with education in Byzantine Catholic theology.
    • Hundreds of priests, deacons, theologians and cantors who studied at the Byzantine Seminary are now serving in their community, here in the U.S or abroad.
  • Flexible Schedules - Curriculum is designed to accommodate busy, non-traditional students.
    • Online courses are delivered in asynchronous format so you can learn anytime and from anywhere.
  • Knowledge Excellence - The Faculty at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary is comprised of clergy and laity from a variety of ecclesiastical jurisdictions with extensive credentials from prestigious schools and universities and who have been involved in ecumenical endeavors for many years.
    • Additionally, most have had extensive pastoral experience in a variety of settings.
    • Their skills and experience can help you apply your acquired knowledge to the real world.
  • Financial Aid - Upon qualification, aid may be available to online students.
    • Apply and consult with financial aid specialists at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary to receive a customized financial aid plan.
  • Convenience and Flexibility - Online learning adds convenience to the process and enables busy professionals to attain a theological certification without interrupting their lives or current careers.


The Byzantine Catholic Seminary is fully accredited by The Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada.

*Anyone not seeking a Certificate may audit any course for personal enrichment. Special rates and arrangements for group study are available. For more details, please send us a request for information.

Online Courses / Degree Programs


3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh PA  15214



Average Cost per Credit

$500 per course - for certification
$350 per course - for auditing*

Accrediting Agency

The Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada

Delivery Format


Institution Type

Private, Not-for-profit, Higher Education

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