A student who participates in the MA in Theology program at Barry University may complete course work requirements through the following options:
- Traditional Academic Year - graduate courses in theology are offered during the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. Students at a distance can study through live videoconference into scheduled classes.
- Winter and Summer Terms - to meet the needs of students who are actively engaged in ministry, the Department devised the Winter and Summer Terms with Two-Week residencies. Each term begins seven weeks prior to the residency period and ends six weeks following the residency for a total of fourteen weeks of course activity. Students may register for two courses during these terms.
- Study Through the Year - occasionally students have the opportunity for a full-year immersion that can be accommodated with registration for each of the four periods of study the Department offers (fall, winter, spring, and summer)
A minimum of three years is required to complete the degree. Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Theology are permitted seven years from the date of initial matriculation to complete requirements. Degrees may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.