12 months
1345 USD/credit 44385 USD/year
1345 USD/credit 44385 USD/year
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St. John's University's Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Theology combines the academic rigor of a world-class university with lively concern for informed and effective pastoral ministry in the twenty-first century Church. 


The Theology program at St. John's University is flexible enough to fit the needs of those interested in pursuing research degrees, professional ministry, high school teaching, or parish service. 

As a master's student in Theology at St. John's, you examine the richness of the Catholic faith and its theological heritage in the light of modern human experience. Our program provides an environment of academic excellence flexible enough to meet the needs of those interested in pursuing research degrees, professional ministry, or parish service. We encourage high academic achievement and heightened sensitivity to the needs for social justice and peace in the world around us.

Career Outcomes

In today's rapidly changing world, a background in Theology and Religious Studies is an important component of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Professionals in a wide range of fields including business, education, law, and medicine draw upon religious values as they make decisions that have a global impact.

Our graduates are pastors, pastoral associates, liturgical ministers, youth ministers, and directors of religious education in parishes in North America, Europe, and Africa. They teach in high schools, colleges, seminaries, and universities. Many pursue further study at the doctoral level, while others combine a degree in theology with a professional degree in law or social work. 

Programme Structure

Our offerings are categorized into three concentrations:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Historical/Theological Studies (includes Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, and Spirituality)
  • Pastoral Theology (includes Catechetical, Liturgical, and Pastoral Studies).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the M.A. in Theology normally must have a bachelor’s degree which includes 24 credits in theology, philosophy, or related subjects, and an overall B (3.0) average in their undergraduate studies. Any deficiencies in preparation may require you to take supplementary course work as a condition for admission, as determined by the department.

We also require:

  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably from a professor who can speak to your ability to perform graduate-level work).
  • A personal statement of 300-500 words in length, describing your academic background and interest in studying theology. The statement also should address how pursuing this degree connects with your professional and personal goals. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1345 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    44385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1345 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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