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Theology Gif 2012


Today's message from the Graduate Administrator, Jennifer Scott:

Dear graduate students,

Welcome back to another semester of profound learning and vibrant community events.  We hope you had a restful break and that your transition into the Spring semester has been smooth.  This semester is especially exciting for our graduate students who will be graduating at the end of this semester.  The department is proud of your achievements.  

If you are planning to participate in the commencement ceremony and other graduate events please click on the following links for information:

Commencement Dates

Graduation Information

Some items on these websites will be updated periodically.  Please refer occasionally to the website for the most up to date information.  Should you have any questions, please e-mail or contact Tanya Salvini, Commencement Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar, at 310-338-1945.  

As always if you have any questions please visit me or the graduate assistants' office in our Theology Villiage.  


Jennifer Scott 




A special invitation from the Vatican @ 50 Committee: 

Dear LMU Graduate Theology Students,

We are pleased to extend an invitation to all of you to join us for our next "Vatican II @ 50" symposium.  This is a three-year sequence of symposia reflecting the three years that the Second Vatican Council was in session (1962-1965), co-sponsored by the MSMC Religious Studies Department and the Theology Department at Loyola Marymount University.  The theme of the second year is "The Church in the World and the World Church."

The next symposium will be held at the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary's College on Saturday February 22, 2014 from 9:30 - 1:15, followed by lunch.  The morning will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernández, a Latin@ theologian from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  The title of her keynote address will be "the walls are sprayed in gospel": Re-Reading the Signs of the Times as a Global-Local Church.  The format of the Spring 2014 symposium will follow the success format from 2013.  Two professors from Mount St. Mary's and Loyola Marymount will respond to Carmen's presentation.   This will be followed by break-out sessions and conversation facilitated by faculty members from both institutions on topics related to many of the ways the Church is challenged to continue the mission of Jesus in the World.  After a final dialogue, all are invited to stay for lunch.  This event, including lunch, is free but registration is required.   We have begun taking online reservations here.   

Please feel free to share this information with your friends and associates.  We see this as an opportunity to extend our educational mission, and we appreciate your help "spreading the news."

We hope to see you on February 22, 2014 at our Doheny Campus.


Sr. Mary McKay, CSJ, Ph.D., Laurie Wright-Garry, Ph.D., Mary Margaret Pollock, M.A., and Ruth Sanborn, M.A., MSMC Vatican II@50 Event Planning Team, on behalf of the Religious Studies Department



ProspectiveStudents MA in Theology

Click here for information regarding program course requirements
for the MA (Theology).

ProspectiveStudents MA in Pastoral Theology

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for the MA
in Pastoral Theology

Registration March 2012

Information, deadlines and important links for the process of Registration.  In addition, students who have been recently admitted will need to attend the graduate student orientation.


Academic Resources
Access the Graduate Bulletin and Calendars

Application forms to download and print.

Financial Aid

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Financial Aid links, applications and link to Student Accounts.

Capston Experience Capstone Experience
Policies, Forms and other documents to prepare your Capstone Experience, whether it is a Comprehensive Exam, a Pastoral Synthesis Project or a Thesis.
Tony Amodeo Theological Studies Reference Librarian
Graduate students are privileged to have the support of Tony Amodeo, Reference Librarian, in any and all research needs.
- Theological Resources: Advanced
-Theology Resources: General LibGuides 
Library Resources
Click on the links below to access library resources.
- William H. Hannon Library
Services for Graduate Students
- ERes (Electronic Reserves)
- Linus (Library Catalog)
- New Library Blog
Worship Ministry and Worship
Click on the links below for more information:
- Campus Ministry
- Center for Religion and Spirituality 
- Christian Life Communities (CLC)

Click here to discover your housing options, on and off campus.
-Housing Rates
-Application Info.


Our Events
Visit our Graduate Calendar to view upcoming department events that contribute to the building of our Community, including conferences, celebrations, graduation and more.