M.A. Program

The following information briefly describes and denotes the curricular requirements for the M.A. Program. Please see our departmental policies and procedures for more detailed information.

The M.A. Program

The Master of Arts program offers a course of theological study both foundational and comprehensive in nature. It is intended to meet the needs of students who wish eventually to seek admission to a doctoral program in religion or theology at Marquette University or elsewhere, students preparing for careers as high school teachers of religion or theology, as lay church workers or administrators, or in other fields for which a broad theological education is required or desired, and students seeking personal theological enrichment.

Program Requirements

Requirements of the program include the completion of thirty credit hours, or ten courses, of coursework, fulfillment of a foreign language requirement, passing comprehensive examinations, and completing a final project. The student must choose to concentrate in one of three principal areas of study:

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

Students participating in the Trinity Fellows Program must choose the interdisciplinary concentration in Theology and Society.

M.A. Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plan