Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Theology Programs

Contact Admissions Concurrent MA Option - 2 degrees, 1 thesis

Why an MA in Theology at DSPT?

Whether pursuing ministry, academia, or a professional career, here you will find an extraordinary group of people compelled to deepen their knowledge of God, for a variety of fascinating reasons. At DSPT, lay women and men study for the MA Theology alongside Dominican Friars, Capuchins, Benedictines, Jesuits, as well as seminarians from the  Eastern Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East. Students also benefit from the wide range of theological faculties and resources available throughout the Graduate Theological Union, which span the full range of Christian denominations, as well as Jewish, Islamic, Orthodox, and Buddhist traditions. 

Our theology programs aim to educate leaders who, by drawing upon tradition in light of contemporary culture, can identify and address the present needs of the Church. Rooted in our integrated approach, they begin with an introduction to philosophical issues and methods, in order to equip students with a knowledge of their discipline’s history and to render them conversant with a wide audience.

Students and faculty explore a wide variety of topics and seminars, including:

  • Philosophical Theology
  • Biblical Studies
  • Historical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Moral Theology
  • Non-Christian Religion
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Christian-Muslim Dialogue
  • Christology
  • 20th Century Catholic Theology
  • History of Christianity 
  • Liturgical Studies

Explore Master of Arts Theology Programs

Master of Arts Theology (MATh) Thesis Option
Master of Arts Theology (MATh) Exam Option
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

DSPT Concurrent Options

Concurrent MA Option, MA Philosophy and MA Theology (CCMA)
Concurrent  MDiv and MA Theology 

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Theology Program

GTU Common MA Theology - in this program the student may specify DSPT as the school of affiliation. The program is interdisciplinary in nature taking advantage of the broader resources of the GTU.

DSPT Non-degree Options

Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS)
Special Student Status

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