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A Woman of Great Faith Inspires Our Studies

The International Marian Research Institute was established in 1975 at the University of Dayton in affiliation with the Pontifical Theological Faculty in Rome. 

Educational Programs

Certificate in Marian Studies

The Marian studies certificate is available to qualified students who do not wish to pursue the rigors of a graduate-level degree program or who may be lacking in some of the basic requirements for admission into such a program.

The certificate program involves taking foundational courses (30 quarter credits) in the study of Mariology and writing a research paper or project. The research paper (30 pages) is elaborated under the direction of a moderator and must be original.

The certificate program is available as a guided studies program. Courses must be completed by the end of the summer term 2019.

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Master's degree in theological studies

The University of Dayton's Department of Religious Studies, in collaboration with the International Marian Research Institute, offers a master's degree in theological studies with a Marian concentration. 

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Contact Us

International Marian Research Institute

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390