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With a Master of Arts (MA) in Theology degree, you are prepared for continued study and to be a theological resource for others in the workplace. An ecumenically-oriented program, the Master of Arts in Theology program is rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions that provide a solid foundation in Christian theology.

Graduates of this program are conversant with the primary sources of the Christian Tradition and understand how the Tradition speaks to the contemporary world. They have developed strong research and critical thinking skills as well as an integrated theological vision.


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Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Request official college transcripts and have them sent to the Graduate School
  • Complete and submit the Graduate Application for Admission
  • Submit a current resume, statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation
  • Provide the names and contact information for three professional references
  • Complete a satisfactory interview with the MA in Theology Program Director
  • See the Graduate School Requirements in the Academic Catalog on page 334

Additional Requirements

Submission of a writing sample in the discipline of theology/religious studies and successful completion of undergraduate courses in:

  • Old or New Testament
  • Christian Ethics
  • Philosophy