The Catholic University of America offers the Licentiate in Sacred Theology in Biblical Theology degree. It is accredited by the Holy See and is especially appropriate for clerics and those who intend to teach in ecclesiastical faculties.

The S.T.L. involves the development of appropriate methods of scientific investigation in theology, specialization in one area of theological concentration through a thesis, and a set of written and oral comprehensive examinations.

The Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) involves the development of appropriate methods of scientific investigation in theology, specialization in one area of theological concentration through a thesis, and a set of written and oral comprehensive examinations. The Licentiate in Sacred Theology has a long history that helps explain its present significance in this program and university. All its candidates must have completed a previous academic program calculated to engender a basic familiarity with the long history of Christian theological endeavors.