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Theology Graduate Programs

Program Details:

  Theology PhD MA, MMT, MTS and Certificates
Program Director: Dr. Jonathan Yates
Dr. Jennifer Jackson
Phone Number: 610-519-8892
610-519-6476
Website: Theology PhD
MA, MMT, MTS and Certificates
Location: On-Campus Only
On-Campus Only

Application Details:

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • Three recommendation letters: Please note that if you are a member of a religious order or have been ordained within a Christian denomination that is governed by bishops, one of these three letters must be requested from your immediate superior or bishop
    • Application Essay
    • CV or Resume
    • $50 Non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall admittance only: January 1, 2022
  • Funding available: Yes
    • Deadline January 1, 2022, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 87 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!

Application Details:

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 2 recommendation letters
    • Resume
    • Application Essay
      • Prompt: Which situations, questions, and/or readings have motivated you to study theology within the Catholic tradition, and what are your goals for pursuing the degree?
      • Length: 500 word maximum
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall Assistantship: February 1
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: Yes
    • Deadline February 1, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 30 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!
Two Tracks: General Pastoral Ministry or Chaplaincy Education

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • Resume
    • 2 academic recommendation letters
    • 1 ministerial recommendation letters
    • Pastoral ministry statement
      • Prompt: Which situations, questions, and/or readings have motivated you to study theology and pastoral ministry within the Catholic tradition, and what are your goals for pursuing the degree? If you are applying for the Chaplaincy Track, be sure to indicate whether you will have completed any CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) training and discuss why chaplaincy is the important ministerial commitment for you at this point on your journey.
      • Length: 500 word maximum
    • Interview
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall Assistantship: February 1
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: Yes
    • Deadline February 1, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 48 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!
Two Tracks: Theological Education or Research

  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 3 recommendation letters
    • Resume
    • Application Essay
      • MTS Theological Education Track Prompt:
        • Which situations, questions, and/or insights have motivated you to seek advanced training in theological education within the Catholic tradition?
        • Which two or three texts have been most significant for you, and why?
        • What are your goals for pursuing the MTS – Theological Education Track?
      • MTS Research Track Prompt:
        • Which situations, questions, and/or insights have motivated you to seek advanced training in theology within the Catholic tradition?
        • Which two or three texts have been most significant for you, and why?
        • What are your goals for pursuing the MTS – Research Track?
      • Length for both: 700-1000 words that integrates in a critically reflective way your answers to the questions above, depending on track.
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall Assistantship: February 1
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: Yes
    • Deadline February 1, for Fall admittance only. Click here for more information.
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 48 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 1 recommendation letter
    • Resume
    • Application Essay
      • Prompt: Which situations, questions, and/or readings have motivated you to study theology and/or pastoral ministry within the Catholic tradition, and what are your goals for pursuing the degree/certificate?
      • Length: 300 word maximum
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 1 recommendation letter
    • Resume
    • Application Essay
      • Prompt: Which situations, questions, and/or readings have motivated you to study theology and/or pastoral ministry within the Catholic tradition, and what are your goals for pursuing the degree/certificate?
      • Length: 300 word maximum
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 15 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!
  • Application Requirements:
    • Online application form
    • Transcripts
    • 2 ministerial recommendation letters
    • Resume
    • Application Essay
      • Prompt: Which situations, questions, and/or readings have motivated you to study theology and/or pastoral ministry within the Catholic tradition, and what are your goals for pursuing the degree/certificate?
      • Length: 300 word maximum
    • Interview
    • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Deadlines:
    • Fall: Rolling until August 1
    • Spring: Rolling until December 1
    • Summer: Rolling until May 1
  • Funding available: No
  • Credits and Tuition:
    • 24 credits
    • $737 per credit, plus $50 general fee per semester
  • Apply Now!

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