About Our Programs

St. BAS provides an authentic distance education program towards the Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) for the requirements of Ordination to the Apostolic Priesthood in the Gnostic & Esoteric Christian traditions.

Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL) Course of Study (72 credit hours – 24 courses)

Program Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 72 credit hours (12 core 3-credit courses and 12 3-credit electives)
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required.

Online Learning

St. Basilides of Alexandria does not have a campus. Courses are offered entirely over the Internet.


St. BAS’s online classroom environment is asynchronous, meaning you can participate when it’s convenient for you within an assigned period. Weekly discussion topics, required readings, and assignments will all be listed in the online syllabus provided by your instructor.

Time Commitment

To get the most from your studies, you should dedicate blocks of time to your program. Students report that they spend 10 to 15 hours a week per course on readings, assignments, research projects, and online discussions.


St. Basilides of Alexandria is a religious degree granting institution.

In the United States, accreditation of universities and seminaries is a voluntary process with accreditation granted by private, non-governmental agencies. As a religious degree granting institution, we are not required by the U.S. Dept. of Education to have regional accreditation.

Decisions concerning the acceptance of St. BAS’s credits by any institution are made at the sole discretion of the receiving institution. St. Basilides of Alexandria makes no representation whatsoever concerning the transferability of any credits to any institution.

St. BAS strives to maintain the highest educational standards, incorporating the latest methods of instructional technology.