Program Director: Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson
Summary of the Master of Arts in Theology Program
The Master of Arts in Theology program is a course of study designed to give both a broad acquaintance with the major theological disciplines, and the opportunity to choose a concentration. It is a flexible program designed to prepare men and women for ministry, teaching religion or theology, for a subsequent Post Master’s Certificate, licentiate or doctoral work, or for integrating their existing life and profession with a theological component. A student may concentrate in Apologetics (available online only), Bioethics, Church History, Dogmatic Theology, General Studies, Moral Theology, Sacred Scripture, or Thomistic Studies..
The student must take 36 semester hours of graduate coursework and complete the degree requirements with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. Students who aspire to pursue more advanced degrees beyond the M.A. may elect to write an M.A. Thesis. The thesis may be given 3 credits toward the degree program. All students must take four core courses and complete a summative evaluation. There is a six-year time limit from entry into the program for completion of the degree requirements.