Combined Master of Divinity/Master of Arts

Santa Clara University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
604 USD/credit
604 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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A Combined Master of Divinity/Master of Arts degree program at Santa Clara University is offered by the Jesuit School of Theology in cooperation with the Graduate Theological Union.


This Combined Master of Divinity/Master of Arts  program at Santa Clara University allows students to integrate a primarily ministerial degree with a more specialized academic degree program. 

Degree Objectives

The Jesuit School's Combined M.Div./M.A. degree program is designed to enable graduates to...

  • gain a basic understanding of theological or religious studies for further graduate study or for general academic purposes.
  • gain a broad theological foundation and hone it in light of assuming leadership roles within the church.
  • develop a critical fidelity to the Roman Catholic tradition, in service of the faith that does justice.
  • recognize the interplay between faith and culture in addressing theological and pastoral issues that emerge in diverse cultural contexts.
  • develop a professional ministerial identity, which values collaborative leadership and shows commitment to ministerial ethics.
  • grow and deepen in their relationship with God and in community, cultivating a spirituality that will sustain them in professional ministry.


Santa Clara University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various academic and other programs within the University are also accredited by specific accrediting bodies.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Divinity degree program provides a strong theological foundation with the goal of preparing students for ministry and leadership in the Roman Catholic Church. 
  • The Master of Arts is an academic degree which requires students to determine an area of concentration and submit a thesis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Completed & signed application for admission
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Master of Divinity essay
  • For International Students: Proficiency in English
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    604 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    604 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Combined Master of Divinity/Master of Arts
Santa Clara University


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