Master of Arts in Theology – Thomistic Studies
Thomistic Studies Concentration Overview
Thomistic Studies concentration courses are designed to provide the student with an understanding of the philosophical preambles to theological studies. The courses help students understand the teaching of St. Thomas in specific areas of theology (e.g., God, Christ, Morals) and his place as the common doctor of the Catholic Church in church teaching.
The Master of Arts in Theology (M.A. Theology) concentration in Thomistic Studies is available either On Campus or 100% Online.
Holy Apostles College and Seminary requires M.A. in Theology candidates to complete a six-credit co-requisite sequence of PHS 607 Philosophy for Theologians and DTH 600 Faith and Revelation along with a twelve credit core curriculum within the program.
The core courses are as follows:
- SAS 651 Synoptic Gospels
- DTH 731 One & Triune God
- DTH 751 Christology
- MTH 611 Fundamental Moral Theology I
Four courses must be taken within the area of concentration, and these are clearly marked within each concentration. The remaining two courses are electives and can be taken within or outside the concentration as long as the student remains inside the program in which he or she has matriculated.
A candidate for the M.A. in Theology is required to complete all course work detailed in the degree plan. The specific degree requirements for the Thomistic Studies concentration may be found in the Degree Plan below.
The Summative Evaluation is the capstone of the student’s academic work in the M.A. program at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. All candidates for the M.A. degree are required to complete a Summative Evaluation exercise, which may take the form of a thesis or a comprehensive exam. Full descriptions of the Summative Evaluation exercise are available on the Summative Evaluation page.
How Do I Apply?
Applicants for the M.A. program should follow the Graduate Admissions procedures.
What Are Possible Career Paths With This Degree?
Career possibilities with a Master of Arts in Theology include but not limited to:
Director of Religious Education
Catholic School Teacher
Catholic College/University Faculty
For a full listing of our Theology faculty, please visit Faculty Listing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete an MA in Theology?
- The M.A. degree program may be completed in as little as 2 years.There is a 6 year time limit from entry into the program through completion of the degree requirements. Please see the Academic Catalog for additional information.
Is the program flexible for working individuals?
- Our 100% online courses make the M.A. degree program flexible for working and busy individuals.
Are the faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?
- All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.
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