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Master of Arts (Theology)

Santa Clara University

24 months
604 USD/credit 14496 USD/year
604 USD/credit 14496 USD/year
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The Jesuit School of Master of Arts (Theology) offers the Masters of Arts (M.A.) degree in cooperation with the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). The Master of Arts (Common M.A.) is a two-year program leading to an academic degree in theology at Santa Clara University. 


The Master of Arts (Theology) program at Santa Clara University provides ecumenical and interreligious learning opportunities, and students have access to courses offered throughout the consortium, as well as many courses at UC Berkeley. 

Learning outcomes

The GTU Common M.A. student is required to affiliate with a member school. Students select a specific academic field or Area of Study as the focus of their M.A. work.The primary academic base for the M.A. student is the school of affiliation, chosen according to the applicants study interests and/or denominational ties. The Common M.A. student affiliates with JST and chooses a JST faculty advisor appropriate for their intended program of study. The Common M.A. is an exciting opportunity to explore theology and religion in response to the challenges posed by contemporary cultures. Our students seek to understand the issues and hope to make a difference with their pursuits.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biblical Studies                   
  • History                         
  • Theology    
  • Ethics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • For Domestic Students: Official scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years
  • For International Students: Proficiency in English
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 604 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 604 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 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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