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Please Note: The Master of Arts in Theology program is no longer accepting applicants.  Please refer to the TST website for information about the conjoint Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies Program for the academic year 2017 onward.

The Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.) program is designed to provide students with graduate-level competence in several areas of theological study and to offer opportunities for advanced work in areas of particular interest to the student.

The non-conjoint M.A. in Theology is designed as a four-semester (two-year) program, consisting of twelve courses, language requirements and the completion of a master’s thesis. Normally, candidates will take twelve courses in three semesters and complete a master’s thesis in the final semester (the equivalent of four courses). The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Program Outline

Each M.A. student works under the supervision of one of the four academic departments and within one of the following four fields of study:

The Biblical Department

 

With two areas of concentration:

 

  • Old Testament
  • New Testament

The Historical Department

 

Focusing on the history of Christianity.

The Pastoral Department

 

With five areas of concentration:

 

  • Homiletics
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Religious Education
  • Liturgy
  • Christian Spirituality

The Theological Department

 

With three areas of concentration:

 

  • Systematic Theology
  • Philosophical Theology / Philosophy of Religion
  • Christian ethics

Admission Requirements

Students with at least a B+ average in their BA may register through Regis College for the MA program. This program requires a preparatory year of course work, a second year of advanced study, and a thesis. This course prepares the student for doctoral studies. Language requirements vary by department, as noted in the MA Handbook. A student with an MDiv degree may qualify for advanced standing in the MA program.

 

All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs.

 

For more information about the MA program and admissions procedures, please refer to the TST Website.

 

Please Note: The Master of Arts in Theology program is no longer accepting applicants.  Please refer to the TST website for information about the conjoint Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies Program for the academic year 2017 onward.