Master of Arts in Theology

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A General Degree

Our Master's in Theology degree designates a general degree that meets a plurality of professional needs. It is particularly beneficial for those who intend to distribute course work evenly across all academic areas, for example, in preparation for secondary school education or lay ministry work.

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Design your Program

You may choose elective courses based on your academic and interdisciplinary interests. For example, you may enroll in up to two courses (electives) in other graduate programs at Villanova.

Also, you may develop a concentration of 4 courses, or write a thesis (one program exit strategy among others) under the direction of a graduate faculty that enhances your academic portfolio when you apply for doctoral studies.