Loyola University Maryland

Department of Theology

Graduate Programs in Theological Studies

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Pomplun StandingWelcome to Loyola University Maryland's graduate programs in theological studies!

We offer two graduate programs in theological studies at Loyola University Maryland, the Master of Theological Studies and the Certificate in Theology and Ministry. Located in Loyola’s Theology Department, our programs offer a collegial, ecumenical environment in which to study with a world-class faculty. Rather than treating the various sub-fields of theological studies as discrete, isolated areas of technical expertise, we integrate our courses into a single vision that includes the Old and New Testaments and the history of patristic, medieval, and modern theology. We give students the opportunity not only to become familiar with the great Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant theologians, but also—with specialists in Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism—the opportunity to study the historic dialogue between Christianity and other religious traditions. Both programs give due attention to the study of ethics so that students may reflect on the practical implications of their studies, and the Master of Theological Studies places an additional emphasis on the acquisition of ancient languages necessary to do advanced academic work in theology, history, or religious studies. Whether our students work in the academy, in parishes, or in other areas of need, we are confident that they will be well equipped to think theologically with depth, precision, and charity.

I hope that you will explore our program. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a campus visit, please to not hesitate to contact our admissions staff.

ad maiorem Dei gloriam!
Dr. Trent Pomplun
Program Director
Master of Theological Studies
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Arthur Sutherland

Arthur Sutherland, Ph.D.

An award-winning author and internationally-renowned BBQ chef, Dr. Sutherland teaches theology and serves as class dean for the Class of 2020