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Master of Arts in Theology

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Theology degree offered by Newman University is a program of study that is available to students in a hybrid format. Hybrid format refers to a student This program is intended to help students develop their theological understandings of diocesan catechists and teachers of religion. This program helps students to explore and explain the theological tradition of Catholicism as well as a solid grounding in that tradition. Individuals who are working in catechetical ministry in a Roman Catholic context are a good fit for admission into this program. Though this program has similar curriculums to the Master of Theological Studies offered by Newman University, it is really intended to prepare students to teach theology in a classroom setting as well as preparing those interested in pursuing doctoral work in Theology. In order to graduate a student must also take a comprehensive examination, foreign language requirements, and the completion of a thesis.

There are some admissions requirements for this program. A student must have a four-year Bachelor’s level degree (of Arts or Sciences) in any field of study from an accredited college or university. A prospective student must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 in their previous academic work. Students must submit their copy of their transcripts, two confidential letters of recommendation, and a typed personal essay that conveys the prospective student’s interest in theology and his or her reasons and goals for pursuing graduate study in this area. Students must also submit a letter of recommendation from a pastor.

This program requires its students to complete 30 credit hours of courses in order to graduate. The required courses include: God, Methods of Biblical Interpretation, The Church in the New Testament, The Four-Fold Gospel, Controversies in Church History, Theology of the Church, Theology of the Eucharist, Current Issues in Moral Theology, Research Methods in Theology, and a Thesis. Before the beginning of each course, a student must meet for an intensive weekend of instruction at the main campus in Wichita. The remainder of instruction takes place online through modules that are designed to be interactive.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission