theology program

Lead communities in their spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth with an M.A. in Theology from Georgian Court University. This program boasts an in-depth curriculum of theology and biblical studies and encourages you to apply these things in a pastoral context. You’ll learn more about ethics, historical developments, and trends in religion, and be able to expand your research, critical thinking, and writing aptitudes.

The program features three tracks as well as GCU certificate programs in theology and Mercy spirituality.

This program is designed for those who want to teach education programs or minister in churches and related fields.

Program

  • Required courses (12 credits)
  • Electives (18 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses

Required:

  • TH500 Introduction to Theological Study (3)
  • Biblical, theological, and pastoral studies (3 credits in each area—9 total)

If you wish to pursue a doctoral degree or want to conduct research or publish material in the field, this track accommodates that specialty.

Program

  • Required courses (12 credits)
  • Electives (21 credits)
  • Thesis (3 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog. 

Courses

Required courses:

  • TH500 Introduction to Theological Study (3)
  • Biblical, theological, and pastoral studies (3 credits in each area—9 total)

This 30-credit program provides you with a foundation in the academic study of spirituality, with a focus on the spirituality of mercy. If a thesis is chosen, the program will be 36 credits.

Program

  • Required courses (18 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)
  • Thesis (Optional) (6 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses

Required:

  • TH500 Introduction to Theological Study (3)
  • TH662 Ever Old, Ever New: Foundations of Christian Spirituality (3)
  • TH663 Journey of Mercy: History & Spirituality (3)
  • TH664 Banquet of Mercy: Comparative Spirituality (3)
  • TH665 Mercy Praxis: Spirituality & Ethics (3)
  • TH666 Further Explorations: “Toward a Theology of Mercy” (3)

Explore formal academic coursework, spiritual reflection, and thoughtful dialogue with students and faculty from around the world. Earn an academic certificate at a deeply discounted tuition rate or pursue the equally rigorous noncredit certificate for a modest fee per course. Respected faculty members Mary-Paula Cancienne, RSM, Ph.D., and Johann Vento, Ph.D., lead the program. Scholarships are available.

Program at a Glance

  • Fully online with a global reach that connects like-minded participants worldwide
  • Ideal for people engaged in Mercy-sponsored works, affiliated ministries, and organizations or people interested in further exploring Mercy
  • Inspired by the Mercy values of justice, respect, integrity, service, and compassion
  • Three online retreats
  • Features a global perspective on the call of Mercy in our time
  • Designed to be completed in 18 months

For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses (15 credits)

Required:

  • TH662 Ever Old, Ever New: Foundations of Christian Spirituality (3)
  • TH663 Journey of Mercy: History & Spirituality (3)
  • TH664 Banquet of Mercy: Comparative Spirituality (3)
  • TH665 Mercy Praxis: Spirituality & Ethics (3)
  • TH666 Further Explorations: “Toward a Theology of Mercy” (3)

Choose the approach that works best for you:

  • Option 1: Graduate Academic Certificate
    For academic credit, this program is discounted for those in Catholic organizations and Mercy-supported works.
  • Option 2: Noncredit Certificate
    Complete five courses and receive a certificate of completion. Each noncredit course is priced at a flat rate of $384, which includes tuition and fees.

Contact Maria Colón in the GCU Office of Graduate Admissions at 732-987-2770 or e-mail mcolon@georgian.edu to learn more!

Graduate GCU Certificate in Theology
This 18-credit program is ideal for those who do not want to obtain an M.A. degree but still want a solid academic background in theology.