Graduate Programs






Welcome to the Department of Theological Studies website!  Our department teaches theology and investigates the broader area of theological thought and experience. Our faculty are committed to the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice as rooted in educational tradition of Loyola Marymount University. We offer graduate programs in Theology and Pastoral Theology on a full or part-time basis.


To learn more about our faculty and programs, explore the links to the left, or download and read the Graduate Theological Studies Resource Guide 2014-2015

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
 
MA in Pastoral Theology, MA (Theology)
 
The following extension sites are approved as specified:
 
Orange, CA
Approved Degrees: MA in Pastoral Theology
 
The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA
Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510
Website: www.ats.edu
 

Statement of Institutional Effectiveness
The ATS Board of Commissioners requires accredited schools to publish a statement regarding the school’s educational effectiveness. The Department of Theological Studies provides the following data in support of its Master’s programs.

Master of Arts (Theology)
In 2014-2015, graduates had the following post-graduation outcomes:

  • 15%: matriculated to doctoral work
  • 59%: employment directed connected to study of Theology
  • 15%: employment not directly connect to study of Theology
  • 8%: continued vocation as priest or religious

Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
In 2014-2015, graduates had the following post-graduation outcomes:

  • 8%: matriculated to doctoral work
  • 80%: employment directly connected to study of Pastoral Theology
  • 4%: employment not directly connected to study of Pastoral Theology
  • 4%: continued vocation as priest or religious