Theology, M.A. | Online (optional) | St. Mary's University | San Antonio, United States
24 months
1068 USD/credit 19224 USD/year
1068 USD/credit 19224 USD/year
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The Department of Theology at St. Mary’s University covers the history of Scriptural interpretation, the development of Christian teachings, and practical aspects of Catholic social teaching and Christian ethics.


Through Theology at St. Mary’s University, we foster critical reflection on the Catholic faith and work that is open to ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue.

This course of study prepares lay men and women, as well as members of religious communities, to serve the Church in the Southwest.

Theology at St. Mary’s is rooted in Catholic tradition, but welcomes students of all backgrounds who share our commitment to the compatibility of faith and reason and the need for critical inquiry in the search of insight wherever it may be found. 

The Theology program is dedicated to the traditional Marianist values of:

  • The importance of theological education
  • Servant leadership
  • Christian church communities living and growing in a family spirit

The faculty of the Theology Department will support students seeking internships in local parish communities or at the intersection of healthcare and Christian medical ethics. 


Our students have gone on to teach in Catholic parochial and high schools, to work in parish and diocesan administrative positions, and to serve as catechetical leaders.

Others have gone on to pursue doctoral work and then teach in colleges and universities.

Students often use their degrees for various church ministries, including religious education, or go on to pursue doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Pentateuch
  • Law of Moses
  • The Interpretation of the History of Israel
  • The Gospel of Matthew
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • Contemporary Issues in Christian Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: 1-2 page essay explaining your interest in the program, your background, and your academic or professional goals
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all your degree-granting institutions as well as any record of previously completed graduate credits
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2 letters of recommendation from teachers and/or other professionals who can speak to your academic preparation and potential for success
  • Writing Sample: The prompt and short readings are included in the online application. Your response should demonstrate your ability to read carefully and think critically.
  • No GRE scores are required 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1068 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Antonio

972 - 1507 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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