International Marian Research Institute (IMRI)
Father Francois Rossier, S.M., Executive Director
The International Marian Research Institute was founded in 1975, in affiliation with the Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum in Rome, offering: an academic program leading to the licentiate (S.T.L.) and the doctorate (S.T.D.) in theology; a master’s degree in religious studies with a Marian concentration (in conjunction with the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton); a certificate in Marian studies; and a guided program of studies.
The academic program is organized in a three-year cycle and serves a diverse, international student population of laity, priests and religious. The S.T. L., S.T.D. and certificate are awarded by the International Marian Research Institute and are not degree-seeking programs from UD. While most students seek the degree in theology with specialization in Mariology, others simply wish to satisfy personal interests in Marian studies.
IMRI maintains All About Mary, an online encyclopedic tool, along with a website with information on art exhibits and classes, Marian ecclesial documents, FAQs and seasonal meditations.