Loyola University Maryland

Department of Theology

Master of Theological Studies

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The Loyola University Maryland Master of Theological Studies degree is a rigorous, 48 credit, graduate-level program designed to give students both a broad exposure to the Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties and to allow students to explore a topic in depth through the preparation of a thesis. A student may pursue his or her studies on a full-time or part-time schedule. 

Full-time students may complete the program in as little as two years. The Master of Theological Studies program is excellent preparation for doctoral-level work in the field of theology, or it can lead into further work in fields such as library science, social work, law, or publishing. 

Internationally recognized, tenured faculty, who are known for their scholarly work and publications, teach every course in the graduate program. The department includes Catholic and non-Catholic faculty who together nurture a collegial atmosphere and student success. Graduate-level students in the Master of Theological Studies and the Certificate in Theology and Ministry also experience a 2:1 student to faculty ratio, which provides a collaborative atmosphere.

If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to fill out a request information form and/or schedule a conversation with the Director of Program Operations, Nicole Reibe.

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