Our program goals reflect
- our departmental academic vision of "doing theology" in the Augustinian tradition, and
- our academic vision.
- Engaging Faith and Culture Pursue three questions concerning content, context, and application of theological studies with a focus on faith engaging culture:
- What is the fundamental truth of a faith claim (veritas)?
- What are its biblical, historical, and contemporary cultural contexts (unitas)?
- What are its ethical, spiritual and ministerial significance (caritas)?
It takes 36 credit hours of academic course work to complete the program – a mix of elective and required courses. You may choose elective courses from among many possibilities. See the program worksheet.
Our master's program requires you to pass a Language Examination that demonstrates reading comprehension in a foreign language. This policy explains specific requirements. In some circumstances, the Language Examination requirement may be waived; please inquire with our graduate program director.
Program Exit Strategies
Write an integrative thesis OR pass an integrative examination. These are not for credit options.
You are required to attend a Research Proseminar in the fall semester of your first year.
Declaring a concentration
You may choose a concentration during the course of the program; you do not have to declare a concentration when you apply for admission to one of our programs. We will notify the registrar at the time of your graduation that you have completed the concentration.
Areas of concentration
A concentration consists of four or more courses. We offer concentrations in these academic areas:
- Biblical Studies
- Historical Studies, Historical Theology and Augustinian Tradition
- Systematic Theology
- Christian Spirituality
- Christian Ethics
- Lay Ministry
This school offers programs in:
You may enroll as a full-time student and complete the program in two years. If you plan to study part-time you may enroll in as little as 1 course per semester and take up to 6 years to complete all degree requirements. To permit part-time students to work during the day, most courses meet in the evening.
All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies.
In addition, we ordinarily require
- eighteen credits in Theology, Religion, or the equivalent; and
- a 3.0 (or higher) GPA.
- We will also consider your application if you have a lower GPA or majored in in other fields (Education, the Humanities, the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Law, etc.).