The Master of Arts (MA) in Theology prepares students to explore and explain the Catholic theological tradition. The program maintains rigorous requirements which empower students to teach theology in a classroom setting as well as lays the groundwork for them to pursue doctoral work in theology.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in theology degree prepares students to enter PhD programs in theology. In addition to the course work, the MA degree requires students to pass a reading proficiency exam at the conclusion of a one year of study in two foreign languages, one contemporary language (Italian, French, German, or Spanish) and one ancient (Biblical Greek or Latin). At the end of the two year program of study, MA students will also be required to pass a comprehensive exam over material from their two years of study. Finally, MA students are required to write a thesis on some topic of theology under the direction of a faculty member at Newman University.