Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology (MA) program is rooted in Catholic and Franciscan tradition while providing a solid theological grounding for individuals coming from a variety of Christian traditions.  The degree meets the demand for theological preparation especially for those individuals active in religious education, lay ministry and youth ministry.

The MA in Theology is a thirty-six credit hour program consisting of eleven courses and a capstone seminar focusing on the study of biblical, historical, moral, and systematic theology.  Students are encouraged to develop strong research and critical thinking skills as well as an integrated theological vision.

The degree provides the foundation necessary for continued study toward a doctoral degree and to be a theological resource for others.

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'13, MA, Theology

"I had originally imagined that being the only non-Catholic in a Catholic-based theology program would be awkward, if not uncomfortable. However, Lourdes Theology Department allowed me the latitude to investigate my own Protestant faith—even encouraged it."Read Timothy's Story

The Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship for
Master of Arts in Theology Students

The Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship is designed to provide financial
support for Master of Arts in Theology Program students who demonstrate
academic merit and financial need.

Awards will be granted annually to one first‐year student. The recipient will be
selected on the basis of cumulative GPA, financial need and a written essay.

Eligibility and Application
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be actively enrolled in the
Master of Arts in Theology program at Lourdes University and in good
academic standing.

Eligible students should complete the Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship
application and submit it to the Theology Program Director by October 1.
Applications received after October 1 will not be considered.

Applicants and Recipients
Complete applications must be submitted by midnight, October 1.
Scholarship recipients are responsible for thanking Robin C. French.
Scholarship recipients may also be contacted by the Lourdes University
Relations Department and Graduate School for press release information.

Graduate School
The Graduate Scholarship Selection Committee will choose recipients based on
GPA, financial need, and the score on a written essay.
All applicants will be notified of the chosen recipient by November 1. Funds will
be disbursed by the Financial Aid office and applied toward spring semester
tuition.

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Graduate Admissions Office

Melissa Bergfeld
Admissions Assistant
419-824-3517
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3517
mbergfeld2@lourdes.edu

Tara Hanna
Director of Graduate Admissions
419-517-8908
Toll Free: 800-878-3210 ext. 8908
thanna@lourdes.edu

Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.
Director, MA in Theology Program
419-824-3819
sschrein@lourdes.edu

Learn More

MA Program Sheet
MA Course of Study
Course Outlines

Tuition and Fees
Graduate Tuition Flyer

Financial Aid
Graduate Financial Aid

Scholarships
Robin C. French Endowed