If it's more than three years, I'm looking for something else to do, I need a quick career.
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Well you need a four year degree going in to the seminary. Then I think it is another four years but I'm not sure. Maybe there are scholarships available if they really think you are "priest material"?0
Being a priest is not a quick career I'm thinking. You would also have to believe in God which not everyone qualifies for.0
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The first step in the long process is to being a baptized, confirmed and practicing Roman Catholic man, unmarried and over the age of 25. If you aren't that... you are finished before you start.
In the United States, Catholic priests must have a four-year university degree, preferably in philosophy or theology, but a degree in any subject can demonstrate your ability and dedication to study and education. You will need an additional two years of graduate-level seminary formation in theology with a focus on Biblical research and accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. A Master of Divinity is the most common degree, although many applicants will have a Doctor of Divinity degree, which requires an additional two years of study.
Once your education is completed you will be ordained as deacon. After six months you may enter the priesthood or choose to remain as a deacon permanently. There are multiple forms of priesthood: parish priests, chaplains, religious teachers, and others.