Master’s Degree Programs
The School of Theology offers specialized programs of academic study for persons training for or currently engaged in ministry or teaching. Explore our advanced degree tracks below.
The Master of Arts, Biblical Studies (MAB) equips students with the knowledge of the scriptural authors and their cultural context necessary to understand the Bible, and with skill in interpreting the Sacred Scriptures in light of the Holy Spirit. The program requires coursework in the Scriptures, Biblical Greek or Hebrew, elective courses in theology, and the development and defense of major research. Click here for more information.
The Master of Arts, Catholic Studies (MACS) is in interdisciplinary study of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Coursework examines Western philosophy from ancient to contemporary, systematic theology, Catechism studies, and electives. The program culminates in either major research (i.e., a thesis) or a comprehensive exam. Click here for more information.
The Master of Arts, Theology (MAT) studies the beliefs and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and the experiences of its members. Program requirements include philosophy (as a preparation for theology), biblical studies, moral theology, Church history, systematic theology, and the development and defense of major research. Click here for more information.
The Master of Arts, Pastoral Ministry (MAPM) is both academic and pastoral in approach, and provides the core theology courses from the MAT in conjunction with ministerial formation. This program is intended for people who want to integrate theology and practice. Program requirements include coursework, mentoring, supervised field education, theological reflections, and a capstone ministry project. Visit the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Formation page for more information.
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