Master of Arts in Theology
The MA in Theology provides a graduate-level foundation in central areas of theology. It is especially appropriate for those who wish to teach theology at the secondary level or prepare for doctoral-level studies in theology.
MA/MAPS students in October 2009
Students complete the following 10 courses for 3 credits each, and may begin studies in Year A, B or C.
Visit the Graduate Studies page for a list of course titles, times, and instructors by semester.
MA in Theology students also complete a written comprehensives examination to assess their grasp of foundational topics in theology. Further guidelines are available from the Department of Theology.
In addition to the courses listed above, a required course, Theol 508, Theological Foundations, will be offered periodically when there is sufficient enrollment.
Financial Assistance for M.A. in Theology
Partial Tuition Discounts:
MA in Theology students may apply for partial tuition assistance as follows. These discounts may be utilized for one degree at Duquesne University, and students must re-apply for them annually. Forms are available through the university Financial Aid Office, phone 412-396-6607.
50% Discount for Lay Ministers and Catholic School Teachers:
Lay ministers employed at least part-time in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, as well as Catholic school teachers in local dioceses, receive an automatic 50% tuition discount.
50% Discount for Clergy and Vowed Religious:
Ordained clergy of any denomination, and members of Catholic religious congregations, receive an automatic 50% tuition discount.
50% Discount for Students over age 60.
For information on the M.A. program in Theology, please contact
Dr. Maureen O'Brien, Director of Pastoral Ministry Programs