The M.A. in Theology degree offers students the rich heritage of Catholic Church teaching, providing them with an extensive academic foundation in specific theological disciplines. For those interested in pursuing doctoral studies, the program offers the option of a research track that requires a major thesis, language proficiency and a comprehensive exam. For those who do not wish to pursue further graduate studies, the program offers the option of a general track consisting of coursework that provides a substantial and comprehensive overview of the Catholic faith.
A Faith that Deepens and Grows
Allan Wright uses his master’s in theology to inspire countless individuals by bringing the Word of God to life.
"The opportunity to study at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology influenced me to look deeper into my faith. Faith transforms the way you think; it expands your heart so you're a more compassionate person."Mike St. Pierre, M.A.President, Morris Catholic High School
The M.A. in Theology offers four concentrations:
- Biblical studies
- Moral theology
- Systematic theology
- Church history
A fifth concentration -Judaeo-Christian studies -is available by taking courses in the Department of Religion's Jewish-Christian Studies graduate program.
All M.A. students can take their courses at both
the main campus and extension sites, except when courses are reserved for a
specific cohort group.
You may choose to study full time or part time for this degree.
The highly respected faculty of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology is one of the largest of all the schools of theology in the United States. With hearts and minds committed to serving the Catholic Church, our professors -including priests, deacons, religious, and lay men and women -are national and international leaders who provide scholarly expertise and clarity on ethical and religious issues of our day. Leading authorities in their respective fields, our professors are in demand as lecturers, consultants, and commentators. Award-winning and acclaimed authors, they have published dozens of books and hundreds of articles, and have delivered thousands of presentations. They share their love of their faith with their students, encouraging them to learn and live the riches of Catholicism, as they journey closer to Christ and His Church. Ultimately, the professors seek to introduce the students to the Divine Teacher who is "the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and inspiration of its students." (Author Unknown).
With everything we have to offer at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, you truly can enrich your life and your vocation as you grow in love for Christ and His Church. And as your needs evolve, so, too, do our offerings. We provide a variety of courses, retreats, lectures and workshops, giving you even more opportunities to strengthen your knowledge of the faith, pray and reflect, assess your unique gifts and strengths, and learn practical skills for service to the Church. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming events, news and course offerings.