Master of Arts in Theology – Bioethics (Non-NCBC)

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Bioethics Concentration Overview

Bioethics concentration courses articulate authentic Catholic teaching with respect to bioethical issues. They provide students with a solid Magisterial foundation in medical ethics and bioethical science. Some of the topics discussed in an interdisciplinary model are technological reproduction, the criteria for brain death, genetic engineering, end-of-life decisions, “living wills,” fetal tissue research, cloning and various legal issues pertaining to bioethical procedures.

The Master of Arts in Theology (M.A. Theology) concentration in Bioethics is available either On Campus or 100% Online.

Core Curriculum

Holy Apostles 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.

Coursework

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 Bioethics concentration may be found in the Degree Plan below.

For students enrolled Fall 2019 and later:

Bioethics Concentration Degree Plan

For students enrolled Summer 2019 and prior:

Bioethics Concentration Degree Plan

 

Graduate Capstone

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. For additional questions or information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Rex, Director of Graduate Admissions at erex@holyapostles.edu

What Are Possible Career Paths With This Degree?

Career possibilities with an Master of Arts in Theology include but not limited to:

Youth Ministry
Director of Religious Education
RCIA Director
Catholic School Teacher
Mission Work
Catholic College/University Faculty

Faculty

Program Director:

Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson
ctoolin@holyapostles.edu

Concentration Chair:

Rev. Deacon Thomas J. Davis, Jr.
tdavis@holyapostles.edu

For a full listing of our 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 1.3 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 Holy Apostles Faculty faithful to the Magisterium?

  • All members of the faculty must be approved by the bishop in order to ensure fidelity to the magisterium.

Visit our FAQs page for more information.

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