12 months
780 USD/credit 28080 USD/year
780 USD/credit 28080 USD/year
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Aquinas Institute of Theology’s Master of Arts in Theology (MA) is an intellectually rigorous, 36 credit-hour course of study that provides students with a solid, academic foundation in theology and prepares them for further academic study or academic pursuits. 


Students must demonstrate reading competency in a foreign language, either classical or modern, by the time of graduation.

At the end of their Theology course of study at Aquinas Institute of Theology students must successfully complete a written comprehensive exam. To this end, students must demonstrate their scholarly competence to engage reflectively and critically across the disciplines of theology. Students must also engage in independent  research leading to an academic thesis approved for presentation to the Aquinas community.. Assisted by a faculty member, students select and research a topic of personal interest that culminates in an original piece of scholarly research suitable for publication. 

Ministry Opportunities

Students who hold an MA from Aquinas have gone on for further theological study in prestigious PhD programs at schools in the United States and Europe. Others teach theology in high schools across the country. Still others serve in parishes or dioceses in various capacities or lead non–profits. Some have used the theological expertise gained from completing the MA degree to pursue opportunities in professional fields such as health care, law, and business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bible Interpretation 
  • Scripture Elective 
  • Historical Studies 
  • Church History l: Patristic and Medieval 
  • Church History II: Reformation to Post-Modern Era 
  • Systematic Theology 
  • Introduction to Theology and Theological Method 
  • Moral Theology 
  • Foundations of Catholic Morality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International applicants are required to demonstrate English fluency. See the question below for more details. 
  • If you will require a visa, complete the International Student Supplemental Application. This will require you prove you can fund your studies at Aquinas. See the below section for details.
  • Applicants with an active F-1 Visa who wish to transfer their current SEVIS record to Aquinas Institute from another institution are exempt from this supplemental application, but must complete the Transfer Verification Form available from the Registrar’s Office.
  • If your collegiate studies were done outside the United States, you will need to complete a transcript evaluation. See this section in the FAQs for more details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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