- Master of Arts in Christian Doctrine
- Master of Arts in Theology
- M.A.: Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology/Theological Ethics
- Ph.D.: Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, Theological Ethics, Theology and Society (includes Healthcare Mission and Ethics).
The Theology Department offers master's and doctoral programs aimed at giving students an integrated approach to theological studies, emphasizing, within theological specialties, the interaction of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity, historical, systematic and ethical approaches to theology. The programs seek to develop scholars who can make significant contributions to theological research and writing and college and high school teachers who can teach a broad range of courses. This broad theological background has enabled program graduates to enjoy enviable success in securing teaching positions in over 200 colleges and universities, in church work and ministry and in a variety of other educationally related institutions.
Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.
- Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application
- A completed application form and fee online. (Please note: applicants for the Ph.D. should apply for the Religious Studies program on the application)
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- GRE scores (General Test only).
- A brief statement of purpose that includes: reasons for wanting to enter the program, vocational objectives, special areas of interest, and reasons for selecting Marquette's program.
- For masters applicants without an undergraduate degree in theology: a list of all college work in theology - course work, level and instructor, even though some of this also appears on official transcripts submitted.
- For international applicants only: an overall minimum TOEFL score of 100 or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
- For Ph.D. applicants only: A statement of language proficiency: a list of formal course work, especially graduate reading courses, indicating when and where taken and grade earned; a description of private study, indicating when and where undertaken; and an estimate of present facility in reading, writing and speaking.
- For Ph.D. applicants only: An academic writing sample of not more than 20 pages.
- Masters: Dec. 15 for fall admission and financial aid consideration. Applicants not competing for financial aid may apply up to May 15. Master of arts students may only begin their program in fall or summer.
- Ph.D: Dec. 15 for fall admission and financial aid consideration. Applicants will be notified by March 31. Doctoral students may only begin their program (religious studies) in fall.
For a comprehensive listing of merit-based aid (graduate assistantships/fellowships) please visit the departmental financial aid web page. Private scholarships may also be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.