M.A. On Campus Online

Christian Spirituality

Fordham University

12 months
960 USD/credit 33600 USD/year
960 USD/credit 33600 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Christian Spirituality at Fordham University provides preparation for work in general Christian ministry, in spiritual direction, or in preparation for an academic career in teaching. The program can also assist those who wish to complement their personal spiritual journey with an academic foundation in scripture, theology, and spirituality.


The M.A. in Christian Spirituality program at Fordham University is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to lead or accompany others on their spiritual journey. As a lay minister, teacher, social worker, counselor, or spiritual director, you will gain the competencies to engage more intentionally your understanding of the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of spirituality with your professional development and practice.

Program highlights:
  • Choose one of three degree program concentrations: spiritual direction, research, or generalist.
  • Teach and learn with our renowned faculty and international students from more than twenty countries.
  • Take courses at the member schools of the New York Theological Consortium.
  • Prepare for doctoral work by pursuing the research concentration. 
  • Consider becoming an accredited spiritual director; pursue the concentration in spiritual direction.
  • Be enriched by spiritual retreats and campus ministry experiences.


  • Spiritual director
  • Retreat facilitator
  • Chaplain
  • Religion teacher
  • Parish or diocesan faith formation leader
  • Archivist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods in Christian Spirituality
  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Discernment in the Christian Tradition
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Theology of the Human Person
  • Sacramental Spirituality
  • Church and Society
  • Sacraments: Theology and Rites

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

    • All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
    • Official transcripts of all coursework
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Personal Statement
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • GRE/MAT Exams

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 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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