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Graduate Programs in Theological Studies

Believe, Reflect, Interpret, Understand

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program began fall 2012. We offer a rigorous and integrated approach to theological study, emphasizing the breadth of the Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties including biblical studies, historical and systematic theology, ethics, and comparative theology. Loyola's theology faculty is internationally recognized for its scholarly excellence and includes both Catholic and non-Catholic Christians. Together we nurture a collegial atmosphere which is the foundation for a community in which rigorous and lively debate and intellectual generosity flourish.

The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Theology and Ministry was introduced during the 2014-2015 academic year. It is designed for people who wish to further their academic theological education for the sake of a ministerial vocation, such as ordained ministry or chaplaincy.

Visit the theology website to learn more about the programs.

Meet The Program

Loyola welcomes all students who would like to meet to discuss the MTS program in greater detail. If you are interested in setting up a time for a one-on-one information meeting with the program at your campus, or if you would like to arrange a time to visit Loyola’s MTS program in Baltimore, Md., please email Dan McClain, director of program operations, at dwmcclain@loyola.edu

Fall 2015 Schedule of Travel: 

Sept. 16-18 – College of The Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
Sept. 28-30 – Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)
Oct. 16-18 – The Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (PMR) at Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA)
Oct. 21-23 – Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA) & George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
Nov. 7-9 – Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (Washington D.C.) 
Nov. 19-24 – American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature (AARSBL) - Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA)

Fall Lecture Series - Environment and Theology

Come reflect with us on Pope Francis' call to "cultivate and care" for creation, as we examine his encyclical Laudato Si.'

Contemplation and Climate Change: On the Church's Ecological Vocation
A lecture by Fred Bahnson - Wake Forest School of Divinity
Wednesday, Sept. 30
4:30 - 6 p.m.
McGuire Hall - Loyola University Maryland

Mother Kuskokwim
Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Dr. John O'Keefe - Creighton University
Monday, Nov. 2
7 p.m.
Senator Theatre - Baltimore, MD

Rather than a problem to be solved: How Pope Francis wants you to love earth by not fixing the climate
A lecture by Dr. Willis Jenkins - University of Virginia
Tuesday, Nov. 3
4:30 - 6 p.m.
McGuire Hall - Loyola University Maryland

More information on the Fall 2015 Department of Theology sponsored lectures on environment and theology is available on the event's page.

Faculty Areas of Expertise

Frederick C. Bauerschmidt • Medieval Theology
James J. Buckley • Systematics
Daniel Castillo • Liberation Theology and Ecological Theology
Angela Russell Christman • Patristics
Rev. John J. Conley, S.J. • Philosophical Theology
Rebekah Eklund • New Testament
Stephen E. Fowl • New Testament
Claire R. Mathews Mcginnis • Old Testament
R. Trent Pomplun • Comparative Theology
Rev. Joseph S. Rossi, S.J. • Church History
Arthur M. Sutherland • Systematics
John Kiess • Moral Theology

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Graduating Greyhounds: Two M.T.S. students reflect on their Loyola experiences
Justin Hagerman and David Russell, first two full-time students of Loyola's M.T.S. program

Justin Hagerman and David Russell, the first two full-time students of Loyola's M.T.S. program, anticipate Commencement and their next chapters