- Graduate Program Overview
- M.A. Program
- M.A.C.D. Program
- Ph.D. Program
- Forms and Documents
- Graduate Program Resources
Department of Theology
Marquette Hall 115
1217 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
THEOLOGY ON SOCIAL
For more than sixty years, our graduates have gone on to doctoral programs, academic careers, careers in ministry and pastoral care, and a variety of other professions involving religious education and leadership. We welcome your interest in finding your path at Marquette.
Students considering careers in education may choose from three pre-academic specializations:
Students with other vocational aspirations may prefer our general specialization:
Students participating in the Trinity Fellows Program may choose our interdisciplinary specialization:
Students may choose to specialize in one of our department's four principal areas of research:
Students also may choose one of our interdisciplinary specializations:
Students seeking flexible learning options may choose our program in Christian doctrine, which can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus coursework in conjunction with our other graduate programs.
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For more information on the graduate program, including applying to Marquette, financial aid, meeting current graduate students and more, please follow the links below.
Our Graduate Programs at a Glance
The Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.) program is intended for students who intend to pursue doctoral degrees in theology or religious studies as well as those working or aspiring to work in Church-related organizations involving teaching, religious formation, or other forms of theological communication.
The Master of Arts in Christian Doctrine (M.A.C.D.) program focuses on ecumenical appropriation and communication of Christian doctrine for students teaching or aspiring to teach in Catholic high schools, those interested in contributing to other avenues of religious education or formation, those interested in serving other pastoral needs in their religious communities, and those seeking personal theological enrichment.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (Ph.D.) program leads to a terminal academic degree signifying its recipient's advanced ability to teach and conduct research in the academic specialization of his or her choosing. Options for specialization include Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Historical Theology, Systematics Theology, Theological Ethics, and Theology and Society (including Health Care Mission and Ethics).
Visit Our Campus
We invite you to visit us at Marquette as you consider where to pursue your graduate education. You can meet with faculty members in your areas of academic interest as you explore our campus and city. Please consult the Graduate School's website to schedule a personalized visit.
Apply to Marquette
For information on how to apply for admission to our programs, please visit the Marquette University Graduate School's website. Further details on the application process appear in the Graduate School Bulletin. We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds, faiths, and cultural persuasions. Students belonging to populations historically underrepresented in the study and profession of theology are especially encouraged to apply.Students who have completed service in AmeriCorps, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Lutheran Volunteer Corps, the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or other comparable full-time volunteer service organizations are eligible to apply for our M.A. program in conjunction with Marquette's Trinity Fellows Program, a 21-month work/study program dedicated to developing urban leaders committed to social and economic justice. Please visit the Trinity Fellows Program page for further information.
Policies and Procedures
Our departmental Policies and Procedures provide detailed information on our graduate programs for prospective students, current students, and faculty.
Forms and Documents
Our departmental Forms and Documents page provides instructions and links to academic forms and documents required for use by current students and faculty.
Graduate Program Resources
Visit our Graduate Program Resources page for more information on our graduate programs, such as financial aid, current graduate students, completed doctoral dissertations, M.A. and Ph.D. graduate placements, and more!