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Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.)
Course of Study (40 credit hours)
Theological Core (26 credit hours)
|ST 500||Theological Methodology*||2 cr|
|SS 521||Method and Pentateuch||3 cr|
|SS 525||Synoptics||3 cr|
|SS 625||Pauline Literature||3 cr|
|ST 5351||Human Person and Grace||2 cr|
|ST 6351||Nature and Mission of the Church||2 cr|
|ST 650||Trinitarian and Christological Foundations of the Christian Faith||3 cr|
|MT 675||Foundations of Christian Moral Life||3 cr|
|LS/ST 575||The Sacramental Life of the Church||2 cr|
|SP 735||History of Christian Spirituality||3 cr|
*ST 500 must be taken in conjunction with IS 505: Theological Research and Writing, 1 cr.
Research Concentration(10 credit hours)
A planned program of 10 credits or more designed to lay the foundation for the student's thesis work. This program must be planned with the student's academic advisor and Thesis Director and submitted in writing to the Dean of Studies Office before the completion of the Theological Core.
Thesis (4 credit hours)
|IS 899||M.A. Thesis||4 cr|
The thesis demonstrates research ability and a contribution to the field; it is presented orally before a board of at least two professors. Thesis guidelines are available from the Dean of Studies' Office. Students are advised to obtain thesis guidelines and to discuss thesis plans with their academic advisors early in their program of study.
IS 8991 is provided for the student who does not complete the thesis during the semester for which she/he is signed up for IS 899. The course is required for each semester that a student wishes to use the library for thesis research or to have contact with the Thesis Director until the thesis is completed.
Language competency can be demonstrated by the following
A specific program in formation is not required by students in the Master of Arts in Theology, which prepares the student for teaching and research. However, each student is encouraged to participate in the formation opportunities available at SHMS through the Institute for Ministry.