Theological Studies 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.


  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:00:00 -0800

    The Charles S. Casassa Chair for Catholic Social Values, Professor Brian Treanor, Ph.D., invites you the annual Charles S. Casassa Lecture featuring the Most Reverened Robert E. Barron, Episcopal Vicar of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region in Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. Cosponsored by the LMU Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination, with support from the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Catholic Studies Program. A reception will follow.

    To Attend
    This lecture is free and open to the public; RSVP requested (click here). Campus parking fees will apply.

    Contact the Academy for Catholic Thought and Imagination at (310) 338-7759, or email

    About Bishop Barron
    The Most Reverend Robert E. Barron, S.T.D. is the Episcopal Vicar of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, one of the five Pastoral Regions in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Macriana of Mauritania and Auxiliary Bishop in 2015. Bishop Barron received a M.A. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in 1982 and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992. He is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of Catholicism, an awardwinning documentary about the Catholic faith, which aired on PBS. An Amazon bestselling author, Bishop Barron has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He has also appeared on several media outlets including NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN. Bishop Barron's website,, reaches millions of people each year. Next to Pope Francis, he is the most-followed Catholic leader on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 18 million times. Bishop Barron's pioneering work in evangelizing through the new media led Francis Cardinal George to describe him as “one of the Church's best messengers."

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Priority application deadline is March 21 for Master of Arts in Theology and Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology programs
Learn more about the program and read Student work in our Spring 2016 Graduate Theological Studies Journal and Newsletter