Course Work

Requirements for Graduation

For completion of the M.A. in Theology degree, students must: 1) complete a minimum of 36 hours of course work and 2) pass written and oral comprehensive examinations.

Completion of the Master of Arts in Theology requires 36 credits of coursework in the following distribution:

  • THE 609G: Introduction to Systematic Theology (3 Credits)
  • THE 636G Christology OR THE 637G Christian God (3 Credits)
  • One Hebrew Scripture Course (3 Credits)
  • One New Testament Course (3 Credits)
  • One Liturgical/Sacramental Theology Course (3 Credits)
  • One Fundamental Morality Course (3 Credits)
  • Electives (18 credits)

Required Curriculum for the Master of Arts in Theology (36 Credits)

Core

Course Work

  • THE 609G: Introduction to Systematic Theology (3 Credits)
  • THE 636G Christology OR THE 637G Christian God (3 Credits)

Required Curriculum Distribution

  • One Hebrew Scripture Course (3 Credits)
  • One New Testament Course (3 Credits)
  • One Liturgical/Sacramental Theology Course (3 Credits)
  • One Fundamental Morality Course (3 Credits)
  • Electives (18 credits)

Course Distribution

Systematics Courses (Credits)

  • 613G/613 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • 636G/636 Christology (3)
  • 637G/637 The Christian God and the Human Response (3)
  • 645G/645 Salvation, Eschatology, and Hope (3)
  • 646G/646 Pneumatology, Grace, and the Christian Life (3)
  • 651G/651 History of Christian Thought (3)
  • 664G/664 Theology of Evangelization (3)
  • 680G/680 Theology and Ministry of Reconciliation (3)
  • 717G/717 Feminista/Mujerista Theology (3)
  • 716G/716 Latino(a) Popular Religiosity and its Ethics of Solidarity (3)

Hebrew Scripture Courses (Credits)

  • 600G/600 Torah (3)
  • 610G/610 Prophetic Literature (3)
  • 612G/612 Wisdom Literature (3)
  • 626G/626 Historical Books (3)
  • 668G/668 The Psalms in Worship and Tradition (3)

New Testament Courses (Credits)

  • 601G/601 Synoptic Gospels and Acts (3)
  • 605G/605 Johannine Literature (3)
  • 611G/611 Pauline Literature (3)
  • 628G/628 Deutero—Pauline and Early Catholic Letters (3)
  • 707G/707 New Testament Christology (3)

Liturgical/Sacramental Theology Course (Credits)

  • 635G/635 Ecclesiology: The Mystery of the Church (3)
  • 639G/639 Foundations of Liturgy (3)
  • 641G/641 Liturgical Time and Prayer (3)
  • 642G/642 Sacramental Theology (3)
  • 643G/643 Rites of Christian Initiation (3)
  • 644G/644 Issues in Ecumenism (3)
  • 683G/683 Spirituality in Ministry (3)
  • 718G/718 Liturgy and Preaching in Latino(a) Congregations (3)
  • 720G/720 Christian Spirituality and US Hispanic/Latino(a) Experience (3)
  • 708G/708 Advanced Liturgical Preaching (3)

Fundamental Morality Course (Credits)

  • 647G/647 New Trends in Moral Theology (3)
  • 652G/652 Critical Issues in Bioethics (3)
  • 653G/653 Classics in Bioethics (3)
  • 655G/655 Principles of Christian Morality (3)
  • 656G/656 Catholic Social Thought (3)
  • 663G/663 Pastoral Care Ethics (3)
  • 665G/665 Historical Resolutions in Moral Theology (3)