The Master of Arts in Theology

The Master of Arts in Theology provides students with the opportunity to learn within an intellectual and creative atmosphere. The curriculum fosters intensive study in various areas of Scripture and theology. The courses are designed to meet the career needs of the students and the pastoral needs of faith communities. The faculty, competent in scholarly research and accomplishments, challenges the students to engage in critical analysis of different aspects of theology.

Program Tracks:

The general Master of Arts (no Research Seminar or Thesis)

This program is designed for students who teach in religious education programs, religion in the schools, and those who minister in churches or other related fields. It is also appropriate for those who work in another field but are interested in formal studies in theology.

The Research Master of Arts (Research Seminar and Thesis)

This program is designed for students who intend to pursue doctoral studies in theology. It is also intended for those who hope to publish in the field and for those who are interested in research.

Certificate Programs:

For those who do not wish to pursue the Master of Arts degree, a Georgian Court University Certificate Program in Theology of 24 credits is also offered. A 15-credit online GCU Certificate in Mercy Spirituality is also available as  a formational experience for those engaged in Mercy-sponsored or Mercy-inspired works.

Special Grants:

Deacons and others working full time in a Catholic church ministry may be eligible for a special grant.

Transfer of Credits:

Up to 6 credits may be transferred toward the degree. Credits must be from an accredited college or university, and must have been completed with the past five years. A grade of a B (3.0) or above must have been earned. Students should submit a letter of request and include relevant course descriptions to the director of graduate admissions.

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