The mission of The Catholic University of America is to render service in the United States as an intellectual center of the highest quality where every dimension of truth, natural and revealed, can be examined with competent expertise. As a central part of this mission, the School of Theology and Religious Studies sets itself two goals: to promote excellence in teaching, research, and publication in the area of theology and religious studies; and to provide the professional training of lay and clerical leaders who will serve the Roman Catholic community in the United States and throughout the world.
In pursuit of these goals, the school places emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration with other schools of the university, on the ecumenical and interreligious dimensions of all theological studies, on the exploration of relations between religion and culture, and on the promotion of informed efforts to work for justice and peace both within the Church and in the world in the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In order to demonstrate graduate level research ability, an MA student at this Historical and Systematic Theology program must choose one of the following options:
- Writing an MA thesis and taking 24 semester hours of coursework; students who write a thesis should register for “thesis guidance” (TRS 995) for two semesters; or
- Writing two research papers and taking 30 semester hours of coursework.
- History and Method of Theology
- Systematic Theology
- Historical Theology/Church History
- Moral Theology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology View 581 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
- Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
- Demonstrate English language proficiency
- Submit confirmation of financial support
- Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
- Receive your admission packet with visa information
- Secondary School Report
- Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts
International49680 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24840 USD per semester during 12 months.
National49680 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24840 USD per semester during 12 months.
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