Graduate Programs: Master of Arts in Theology
Currently accepting applications for:
- Fall 2014: Priority application deadline is May 1, 2014. 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.