The MA in Theological Studies provides students with a firm foundation in the methods of biblical, historical, systematic, and moral theology, with special emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition. The program engages students in a wide range of ethical and cross-cultural concerns, and in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.
The goal of the program is to provide a general and integrated exploration of these areas for students seeking to teach on a secondary level, for students preparing for further graduate education, and for students with a strong interest in theology beyond the undergraduate level.
|Within the MA in Theological Studies Program, students can focus their study in the following areas:|
FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN OUR 42 SEMESTER HOUR TRACK
All students must complete 42 semester hours, maintaining a minimum grade point average of "B" (3.0). All courses are 3 semester hours, unless otherwise noted.
Core Courses (21)
The following seven courses (21 semester hours) are required.
Elective Courses (21)
Theology Students are to complete an additional 21 semester hours for a total of 42 semester hours. After 36 semester hours are completed, students may enroll in the Comprehensive Exam Seminar and the Directed Research Seminar.
Concentration in Comparative Theology
Theology students may choose to take elective courses that develop a concentration in Comparative Theology. The Concentration in Comparative Theology serves students who wish to focus their program more specifically around questions of religious diversity, interreligious dialogue, world religions, and comparative theology. The concentration is comprised of four courses (12 semester hours). Students who wish to do this concentration are required to take:
In addition, students are required to take three (3) of the following (or other courses approved by the academic advisor in concert with the graduate director):
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