The Graduate School
1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Master of Arts in Theology
We offer both MA and PhD degrees. Loyola is home to a number of leading scholars in Christian Ethics, Systematic Theology, and New Testament. Our graduate programs are designed to equip students with the resources necessary for contributing to theology as a discipline that is at once academically rigorous and creative.
The MA degree program is appropriate for students seeking either a terminal degree or a degree that will prepare them to pursue a doctoral degree. Applicants can be admitted to the program on a part-time basis. Many courses are conveniently scheduled during late afternoon or evening hours.
MA students may choose one of the following four concentrations. Students in each of these programs take a four-hour comprehensive examination in the final semester. No thesis is required.
This concentration emphasizes exposure to the full range of theological investigation. Requirements include:
Biblical Languages and Literature
The concentration in Biblical Languages and Literature provides students with the initial language and biblical study necessary to apply to doctoral programs in Biblical Studies. Half of the coursework is in biblical Greek and Hebrew. Requirements include:
This concentration is similar to the Master in Theological Studies, but requires more coursework in Christian Ethics. Requirements include:
This concentration is suited to students with a particular interest in Biblical Studies, but does not incorporate the language study necessary for doctoral work in Biblical Studies. Requirements include:
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999