Master of Arts in Theology
Currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 cohort
Special Note: The Graduate School programs have traditionally met for seven weeks and class time was 4 hours per week for a total of 28 contact hours. The Ohio Board of Regents (OBR), the governing body that authorizes programs in the state of Ohio, has asked colleges and universities to increase the contact hours to the number prescribed for undergraduate study, a total of 45 contact hours per course. Contact hours are understood as 50 minutes = 1 contact hour.
The administration of Lourdes University has asked all Graduate programs to comply with this request from OBR. Those cohorts that began their studies with the understanding that the class would meet weekly for 4 hours for the duration of 7 weeks will not have their program time changed. However, there will be some online work added to the course requirements to address the additional 10 hours of contact time needed to meet the state minimum requirements. New cohorts, beginning in Fall 2016 will meet twice a week in order to meet the state standards for contact hours.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email Sr. Shannon Schrein at 419-824-3819 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding.
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.