M.Th (Licentiate) in Spiritual Theology

Indian institute of spirituality (IIS)

  • Department of Spiritual Theology of St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute
  • Managed by the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS) South West India Province
  • Master’s Degree (M.Th) & Doctorate In Spiritual Theology

Master’s Degree in Spiritual Theology(M.Th)

M.Th in Spirituality, conducted by the Indian Institute of Spirituality, in association with St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, provides the students with opportunities to specialize in the spiritualities of the East and the West. This course is intended to train the students for scientific research and prepares them to teach theology, with the specialization in Spiritual Theology, in seminaries, in institutions of higher learning and in houses of formation. The master’s degree in Spirituality, offered by Indian Institute of Spirituality, comprises 2 years of rigorous research and study. During this period students reside in the Institute. The course, which is conducted on a cyclical basis, consists of lectures, tutorial, seminars, field work, learning of foreign languages and the furnishing of a scientific dissertation, which is to be defended at the end of the course. It offers opportunities to the students for personal study and research under the guidance of competent professors. The courses and examinations are jointly conducted by both St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute and the Indian Institute of Spirituality. The degree offered by the Institute at the completion of the course qualify candidates for admission to the Doctoral Study in any ecclesiastical faculty of theology in India and abroad.

Duration: 2 Years (From 30th June to 31st March)


Item Name: Amount
Registration: Rs. 300/- (In the First Year only)
Handbook, ID Card: Rs. 200/-
Library Fee & Internet Rs. 5000/-
Course  Fee: Rs. 16,000/-
Board & Lodging: Rs. 36,500/-
Foreign Language Rs. 2,500/-
  • Scholarship : Available through the Institute
  • Registration Deadline : 15th May
  • Eligibility : Admission to the MTh in Spiritual Theology is open to those who already possess a degree in BTh with at least second class. The eligibility of the candidate will be adjudged by the competent authorities of the Institute.


M.Th Courses
  • Introductory Courses
  • Basic Concepts in Spirituality
  • Research Methodology


Basic Courses
  • History of Spirituality – Ancient
  • History of Spirituality – Medieval
  • History of Spirituality – Modern
  • History of Spirituality – Contemporary
  • Prayer
  • Formation
  • Mysticism


Schools of Spirituality
  • Benedictine
  • Franciscan
  • Ignatian
  • Salesian
  • Dominican
  • Carmelite


Biblical Spirituality
  • Mission in the Bible (Part I & II)
  • Spirituality of Psalms
  • Johannine Spirituality
  • Pauline Spirituality
  • Spirituality of the Book of Revelation


Theology and Spirituality
  • Special Questions in the Theology of Trinity
  • Special Questions in Christology
  • Marian Spirituality


Spirituality and Psychology
  • Psycho-Spiritual Integration
  • Mid-life Transition and Spiritual Growth
  • Pastoral Psychology and Counselling


Indian Spirituality
  • Yoga Spirituality
  • Indian Spirituality
  • Indian Christian Spirituality
  • Spirituality of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Spirituality of Meditation


General Spirituality
  • Spirituality and Morality
  • Eco-Spirituality
  • Indo-Christic Liberative Spirituality
  • Spirituality of Communication
  • Patristic Spirituality
  • Priestly Spirituality
  • Proclamation of the Word of God
  • Spirituality of the Laity
  • New Religious Movements


Inter-Religious Dialogue & Ecumenism
  • Inter-religious Dialogue
  • Inter-denominational Prayer Seminar


Classical and Modern Languages
  • Latin
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

NB: *In addition, the Institute offers every year Rev. Fr. George Vayalil MSFS Memorial Lectures, Doctoral & M.Th Seminars and Doctoral & M.Th Colloquiums.



Doctorate in Spiritual Theology offered by IIS is oriented to assist students to make personal contribution to scientific and theological research through the writing of a dissertation, which is to be accomplished under the guidance of a competent professor, within a reasonable time-limit. The candidates study in depth and specialize in one specific theme without neglecting the over-all comprehension and mastery of the vast field of Spirituality.

Duration: Minimum 2 Years, Maximum 3-4 Years

Eligibility: Admission to the Doctoral Studies in Spiritual Theology demands a canonically valid Master’s Degree (MTh) in Spiritual Theology.

Fee (per year):

  • Registration: Rs. 500/- (In the First Year only)
  • ID Card, Handbook: Rs. 200/-
  • Library Fee: Rs. 2,500/-
  • Course Fee: Rs. 10,800/-

Scholarship: Available through the Institute

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