Located in Detroit's historic Boston-Edison district, Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a private Roman Catholic seminary associated with the Archdiocese of Detroit. The school was founded in 1919 by Bishop Michael James Gallagher and initially operated as a high school. It wasn't until 1922 that the seminary began offering college-level classes. In 1924, the school moved to its current location along Chicago Boulevard and its main building is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places as of 1982. Today, Sacred Heart Major Seminary continues to serve the Detroit's extensive Catholic community by training future leaders of the church.
According to its mission statement, "Sacred Heart Major Seminary is an institution of higher education that primarily prepares candidates for the Roman Catholic Priesthood and, further, prepares individuals for the diaconate, lay ministry and other leadership roles. Sacred Heart Major Seminary seeks to provide an excellent undergraduate formation based on an emphasis in Philosophy and ministry that will serve as a sound foundation to pursue theological studies. The graduate Theology programs seek to ensure a clearly Catholic professional and academic formation for ministerial service."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment have access to the school's distinguished religious and academic programs. The seminary offers degrees such as the Associate of Arts in Ministry, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Bachelor of Philosophy as well as master's degrees in Pastoral Studies, Theology and Divinity.
Student living and university living at the seminary revolve around a variety of traditional campus student activities and organizations along with religious outreach programs designed to strengthen the community.
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