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Master's in Theology Course Overview

The Master's level program in Theology requires a curriculum of 36 hours. The Core courses consist of 24 credit hours. The student may then choose six hours (two electives in a particular theological concentration), and opt for a six-hour thesis to attain a non-terminal master's Degree. The student may also choose one of three concentrations (Parish Administration, Religious Education or Pastoral Ministry), choosing three elective courses (3 credits each), and opting for a three-hour capstone project that relates to and applies in a practical way to the track in which the student has chosen to concentrate.

Core graduate courses required (24 hours)
THEO 670 The Catholic Tradition.......................................(3)
THEO 679 Christology and the Trinity..................................(3)
THEO 680 Catholic Moral Life............................................(3)
THEO 681 Ecclesiology........................................................(3)
THEO 682 Old Testament Scriptures...................................(3)
THEO 683 New Testament Scriptures...................................(3)
THEO 690 Spiritual Formation............................................(3)
THEO 691 Liturgy and the Sacraments................................(3)

Theology Electives
THEO 600 Special topics in Ecclesial Leadership..................(3)
THEO 610 Special topics in Moral Theology........................(3)
THEO 620 Special topics in Applied/Practical Theology.......(3)
THEO 630 Special topics in Scripture...................................(3)
THEO 640 Special Topics in Theology.................................(3)

For those not opting for the 6 hr. thesis, please select one of the three tracts below (Choosing 3 courses from a particular concentration in addition to a 3 hr. capstone Integration Project).

Religious Education Concentration
THEO 631 Catechesis...........................................................(3)
THEO 676 Lay Ecclesial Leadership.......................................(3)
EDF 601 Psychology of Learning...........................................(3)
EDT 600 Creative Approaches to  Individualized Instruction...(3)
NURS 632 Teaching Strategies in Nursing Education..........(3)

Pastoral Ministry Concentration
THEO 676 Lay Ecclesial Leadership.......................................(3)
THEO 684 CPE Ecclesial Leadership and Pastoral Care..........(3)
BSC 560 Introduction to Counseling and Interviewing.............(3)
CHD 612 Lifespan Development and Adjustment...........................................(3)
CHD 626 Group Process......................................................(3)

Parish Administration Concentration
THEO 651 Parish Administration..........................................(3)
       OR
THEO 676 Lay Ecclesial Leadership...................................(3)
MBA 683 Non-Profit Accounting..........................................(3)
MBA 744 Services Marketing .............................................(3)

Culminating Assignment
THEO 701 Integration Project...............................................(3)
THEO 702 Thesis..................................................................(6)

Total Semester hours needed for a M.A. in Theology................(39)

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