Master of Theological Studies
Santa Clara University

Program Details

Santa Clara University offers a Master of Theological Studies degree to the online student.  This program prepares students for more effective service in ministry, equipping individuals with the tools and skills to approach and confront pastoral and theological issues in diverse cultural contexts.    

Concentrations include but are not limited to:

  • Biblical studies
  • Christian spirituality
  • Cultural and historical studies of Catholicism
  • Ethics and social theory/Religion and society

Students will become theologically literate in the scriptures while developing a broad foundation in biblical knowledge and application.  Study liturgy, history, spirituality, ethics, interplay of faith and culture, and more.  Discover the interplay of faith and culture, and become a leader in spirituality and knowledge with Santa Clara University.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Santa Clara University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Background in theology coursework or equivalent
  • At least one year of active ministry or its equivalent
  • GRE test scores: Waived for applicants with a master's degree or higher

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming