Graduate Program Overview

For more than 60 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.

M.A. in Theology

Students considering careers in education may choose from three pre-academic specializations:

  • Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
  • Historical Theology
  • Systematic Theology/Theological Ethics

Students with other vocational aspirations may prefer our general specialization:

  • General Studies

Students participating in the Trinity Fellows Program may choose our interdisciplinary specialization:

  • Theology and Society

Ph.D. in Religious Studies

Students may choose to specialize in one of our department's four principal areas of research:

  • Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
  • Historical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Ethics

Students also may choose one of our interdisciplinary specializations:

  • Theology and Society
  • Health Care Mission and Ethics

M.A. in Christian Doctrine (M.A.C.D.)

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 course work in conjunction with our other graduate programs.

Meet Our Directors

Dr. Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-LaurentJeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Matthew Neujahr MACD at Marquette UniversityMatthew Neujahr, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

M.A.C.D. Program Director


Further Information

For more information on the graduate program, including applying to Marquette, financial aid, meeting current graduate students and more, please follow the links below.

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 personal tour.

Apply to Graduate School

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!