Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Students,

Hello! And welcome to the Loyola Marymount University Graduate Theological Studies website! 

We thank you for expressing interest in our programs and hope that you will use the links below to find detailed information regarding program requirements for our
M.A. in Theology and M.A. in Pastoral Theology  programs as well as admission requirements, financial aid information, and additional information regarding services provided by LMU.

If there are any specific questions you may have regarding our programs, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Scott, our Graduate Theological Studies Program Administrator.

Join us for our next open house!


Prospective Students: To learn more about our Graduate Studies Program, please also consider attending one of our Graduate Open House dates listed below (please note these dates are subject to change):



If you would like to attend one of these Graduate Open Houses, please e-mail Jennifer Scott


The Graduate Theological Studies Department currently offers two M.A. Programs:

ProspectiveStudents MA in Theology


The M.A. in Theology provides students with a firm foundation in the methods of Biblical, Historical, Systematic and Moral Theology. Learn more about the Theology Program and concentrations offered...

ProspectiveStudents MA in Pastoral Theology


The M.A. in Pastoral Theology program engages students in theological reflection on ministerial practice as preparation for active ministry in church and society. Learn more about the Pastoral Theology Program and concentrations offered...

Admission Requirements
Applicants for admission to the master's degree programs are required to submit:

For more information on Admissions visit the Admission Requirements page.


Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
The Theological Studies Department and the Graduate Division offer several scholarships (i.e. Catholic Teacher/Ministry scholarship, Developing Country Scholarships) that help defray the cost of tuition and may be applied for (download scholarship form) prior to each semester (specific due dates can be found on Graduate Calendar).

Financial Aid can also be obtained by graduate students. The Financial Aid Office provides detailed information on federal loans and applying for student aid.