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The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Theology responds to a student’s desire for advanced theological training and the goal to be a theological resource for others. The M.A. degree will prepare you for such roles as serving the Church or diocese, teaching theology at the high school level, or ministering to people in contexts like health care and social work.
The popular option to pursue this degree exclusively during the summer has made the program ideal for a dynamic community of individuals who are passionate about theological exploration. Up to 200 students may be enrolled during a given summer, pursuing somewhat different programs and goals but all well-positioned for a unique experience of personal and intellectual growth.
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- Flexible Approach
- Content: Choose a standard area of concentration or an overview approach.
- Timeline: Attend during the summers only or extend into the academic year. Five to six consecutive summers in residence are the typical preparation. Take courses online during the academic year. Students must complete the degree within seven years. Outcome: Receive a master’s degree or a certificate with reduced requirements.
Engage in courses away from Notre Dame's main campus. The Department offers courses in different settings on occasion: in Tucson, Arizona, at the Redemptorist Renewal Center and in Israel at the Tantur Institute for Ecumenical Studies.
During the M.A. program’s summer session, an important part of student life is liturgical celebration. Morning and Evening Prayer are celebrated each day. Join in these common prayers and participate in various ministerial roles, including joining the choir, playing the organ or other instruments, or becoming a cantor.
Visit the Graduate School's website to fill out the online application. Required components of the application include: three letters of recommendation, a statement of intent, a CV or resume, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and an English proficiency examination (if applicable).
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If you have questions about our MA program, please contact Administrative Assistant for M.Div. Program and M.A. Program Betsy Karnes at 574-631-4256 or email@example.com.