Loyola University Chicago

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
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The MA Theology degree program at Loyola University Chicago is appropriate for students seeking either a terminal degree or a degree that will prepare them to pursue a doctoral degree


MA Theology students at Loyola University Chicago may choose one of the following four concentrations. Students in each of these programs take a four-hour comprehensive examination in the final semester. No thesis is required.

Theological Studies

This concentration emphasizes exposure to the full range of theological investigation.

Biblical Languages and Literature

The concentration in Biblical Languages and Literature provides students with the initial language and biblical study necessary to apply to doctoral programs in Biblical Studies. Half of the coursework is in biblical Greek and Hebrew.

Christian Ethics

This concentration is similar to the Master in Theological Studies, but requires more coursework in Christian Ethics.

This concentration is suited to students with a particular interest in Biblical Studies, but does not incorporate the language study necessary for doctoral work in Biblical Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Formation of Pentateuch
  • Rabbinic and Medieval Literature 
  • History of Christian Ethics: Ancient to Medieval 
  • Gospel of Mark 
  • Searching for (the Historical) Jesus 
  • Liberation Theologies
  • Green Trinity: Creation & Trinitarian Theology in an Age of Environmental Crisis 
  • Christian Sexual Ethics 
  • Beauty and Ethics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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