Theology, M.A. | Duquesne University | Pittsburgh, United States
12 months
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
1363 USD/credit 40890 USD/year
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The MA in Theology from Duquesne University provides a graduate-level foundation in central areas of theology.


The Theology degree from Duquesne University is especially appropriate for those who wish to:

  • prepare for doctoral-level studies in theology,
  • teach Theology at the Secondary level, or
  • explore the interconnection between pastoral life and theology in various cultural, socio-economic contexts, particularly on the African continent.

The curriculum is designed to equip students for more specialized study in systematic theology, moral theology, or Biblical theology at the doctoral level. Elective offerings allow students to pursue some degree of specialization, in consultation with their academic advisor, as is appropriate to their particular goals and interests.

Taking full advantage of our interconnected world, students will be able to complete their program either in person or fully remote, through a combination of asynchronous online courses and HyFlex classes that are designed to accommodate the simultaneous teaching of in-person students and online learners who participate in class discussions synchronously, have access to the recordings of the lectures for future reference, and thus are fully part of our community of learning.

Learning outcomes

The MA Theology course offerings are rooted in Duquesne University's Catholic identity and simultaneously attentive to the University's mission -- which includes a commitment to ecumenical and global concerns -- as well as attentiveness to the most pressing moral issues of our time. Through completing required courses, elective courses, and an optional six-credit thesis, students will accomplish these student learning outcomes at the curricular level:

  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of foundational areas of theology, including both Catholic and ecumenical perspectives.

  • Students will analyze and critically engage both classical and contemporary theological sources.

  • Students will present an integrated and self-appropriated stance regarding key questions and issues in theology.

  • Students will demonstrate general knowledge of selected ecumenical, interreligious, and/or global perspectives as these inform Christian theological and ethical reflection.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New Testament 
  • Old Testament
  • Foundations of Theology
  • Seminar in Historical Christian Thought
  • Seminar in Interreligious Dialogue or Comparative Religion
  • Christology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission into the M.A. programs would ideally have a B.A. degree with a major in Theology, or its equivalent. The applicants who do not have a Theology major should use their statement of purpose and sample writing to prove that they have a solid theological knowledge that would enable them to perform well in our classes.
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work to date;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A one-page statement of purpose in pursuing the desired degree at Duquesne. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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