Program Overview Theology (MA)
The Master of Arts in Theology program at Barry University serves those individuals seeking a degree in preparation for teaching theology in secondary school systems, assuming the position of Director of Religious Education, pursuing further study in doctoral programs, and seeking personal enrichment in theology.
The Master of Arts in Theology requires 36 credits and provides students in the field of theological and religious education and in the pursuit of a doctoral degree with a rigorous theological foundation geared to their specific needs.
The purpose of the M.A. in Theology degree program is to provide a foundational understanding of the theological disciplines of the Christian tradition for the professional education credential and/or further graduate study through:
- Rigorous academic engagement in the areas of biblical, systematic, liturgical/sacramental, and moral theology
- Theological research through historical methods in Scripture, systematic, sacramental/liturgical, and moral theology
- Integrated theological reflection on experience
- Theological engagement with diverse cross-cultural contexts and a global worldview.