Master of Arts in Theology

Currently accepting applications for:

  • Fall 2014: Priority deadling is June 15, 2014.  Applications are still being accepted for the Fall 2014 semester!  Classes begin the week of August 25, 2014.

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.

Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship

The Robin C. French Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Study in Theology 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.

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 (PDF) and submit it to the Graduate School office by October 1, 2013. Applications received after October 1, 2013 will not be considered. The award will be given in the Spring semester.

Timothy BeehlerStudent Spotlight: Timothy Beehler

Graduate student, Master of Arts in Theology degree program

Timothy Beehler embodies moral and ethical character, and is also full of character! A steel worker by day and a musician by night; Tim aspires to enter a doctoral program with plans of teaching theology in the future. Read Timothy's Story


Contact Us

Graduate Admissions Office

Melissa Bergfeld
Admissions Assistant
Toll Free: 1-800-878-3210, ext. 3517

Tara Hanna
Director of Graduate Admissions
Toll Free: 800-878-3210 ext. 8908

Sr. Shannon Schrein, OSF, Ph.D.
Director, MA in Theology Program