M.A. in Theology

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Theology program advances the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth by creating a community of learning nourished by belief in God the Creator, the Redeemer, and the Sanctifier, by the treasury of human wisdom, and by respect for the dynamics of inquiry and action. The 36-credit program offers students four possible concentrations to meet their spiritual, professional and personal interests:

  • Theological Studies
  • Spirituality
  • Pastoral Care
  • Catholic Studies

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Unique Elements of This Program

  • Students with baccalaureate degrees in fields other than theology are encouraged to apply.
  • Opportunity to earn credit based on prior professional or ministry experience via credit by exam (CBE) or portfolio assessment (PELA).
  • 50% tuition discount for eligible clergy or those who consistently contribute to the life of the faith community.
  • ED CHOICE flexibility and part-time enrollment in any semester.
  • Small class size maximizes learning and interaction with highly credentialed faculty members.
  • Provides flexible hours for advisement and registration.
  • No GRE or GMAT exams required.

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Program Goals

  • Provide students in-depth knowledge of the core areas of theology
  • Situate and appraise the doctrinal, spiritual and ethical developments in theology
  • Read and assess scholarly texts
  • Recognize and classify differences in theological thought
  • Construct a theological essay bringing research to written expression

Admission Requirements

For International Students:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)

Contacts

For additional program information, contact:

Anthony Santamaria, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
(973) 290-4338
asantamaria@cse.edu

For admission information, contact:

Antonia Donofrio
Associate Director
Graduate and Continuing Studies
(973) 290-4191
adonofrio@cse.edu