Moral Theology, Ethics, M.A. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The M.A. program in Moral Theology, Ethics from Catholic University of America is designed to introduce students to scholarship and research in theology and religious studies in general and to Moral Theology/Ethics in particular.


This Moral Theology, Ethics program from Catholic University of America provides a basic grounding in Moral Theology/Ethics, along with an initiation to other disciplines in the School.


  • Normally an applicant's baccalaureate major will have been in theology, religious studies, or philosophy. Students with other academic backgrounds, however, will be considered if they demonstrate strong academic promise.
  • All applicants must submit an example of an academic paper (or portion thereof) of 10 to 20 pages.
  • The academic area reserves the right to require other prerequisites which are deemed necessary for the success of applicants in their course of studies.

Thesis or Research Papers

In order to demonstrate graduate level research ability, an MA student in MT/E 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 MA “thesis guidance”  for two semesters; or
  • Writing two research papers and taking 30 semester hours of coursework.

M.A. research papers may be: [a] written independent of any course or [b] written in conjunction with a particular course and integral to the fulfillment of course requirements; in the latter case, students, at the beginning of the semester, must inform their professor(s) of their intention of satisfying M.A. requirements by writing an M.A. research paper.

The professor is to grade the paper, sign it, and give it to the Area Director for placement in the student's file; the student must receive a minimum grade of B (3.0) on each of the research papers in order to satisfy the requirement.

The research papers should be some 6000 words in length. Longer or shorter papers may be accepted at the discretion of the faculty member for whom it is written and the Area Director.  One paper must show proficiency in using a modern foreign language as a research tool (typically French or German).


The School of Theology and Religious Studies is receiving a renewal accreditation evaluation committee from the Association of Theological Schools March 20 -23, 2017. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Christian Moral Life
  • Christian Social Ethics
  • History and Methods in Theology
  • Christian Anthropology
  • Theological Foundations
  • Foundations of Religious Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    52190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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