MA in Theological Studies

Loyola Marymount University

Program Description

MA in Theological Studies

Loyola Marymount University

MA in Theological Studies

Below you can find detailed information regarding program requirements for our M.A. in Theology and M.A. in Pastoral Theology programs.

MA in Theology Program

The MA (Theology) provides students with a firm foundation in the methods of biblical, historical, systematic, and moral theology, with special emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition. The program engages students in a wide range of ethical and cross-cultural concerns, and in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.

The goal of the program is to provide a general and integrated exploration of these areas for students seeking to teach on a secondary level, for students preparing for further graduate education, and for students with a strong interest in theology beyond the undergraduate level.

Within the MA (Theology) Program, students can focus their study in the following areas:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Bioethics
  • Buddhism
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Christology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Faith and Culture
  • Feminist Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Interfaith Dialogue & Ecumenism
  • Inter-religious & Comparative Theology
  • Islamic Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Liberation Theology
  • Mysticism
  • Religion & Ecology
  • Religions of India
  • Sacramental Theology & Liturgy
  • Social Ethics
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Ethics

MA in Pastoral Theology

The MA in Pastoral Theology Program engages the student in critical theological reflection on ministerial practice as preparation for active ministry in a pluralistic society. The program provides theological foundations in pastoral theology, especially in the Roman Catholic tradition, and integrates the formation of persons preparing for pastoral ministry with their study of the Christian theological tradition (spirituality, liturgy, faith and culture, ethics, as well as biblical, historical, and systematic theology, and ecumenical and interreligious dialogue). Throughout the program there is a stress on the holistic relationships between pastoral theology, faith seeking critical understanding, and faith that does justice.

This MA in Pastoral Theology Program provides a theological foundation in methods of biblical, historical, systematic, and moral theology with special emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition. The MA in Pastoral Theology includes courses in:

  • Faith Formation
  • Faith and Culture
  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Sacramental Theology and Liturgy
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Spirituality
  • Theology of Ministry
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 3, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,038 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Los Angeles, California
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,038 USD