Theology (MAT)

Graduate College | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences

Theology explores the mystery of God and humanity, and all creation in light of that mystery. The Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) degree from St. Kate’s emphasizes the exploration of your spirituality within the Christian faith tradition.

Program Details

Format: Evenings

Completion time: 3–4 years

Credits: 36

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $692

Start: Fall, spring, or summer

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Each new St. Kate’s graduate theology student will be considered for up to $5,000 in funding from our Theology Service and Leadership scholarship, as well as academic achievement, alumni, and diversity scholarship programs. The Theology Department also offers graduate assistantship funding to qualified students after they begin the program.

Theology students employed by St. Kate’s corporate partners also receive a scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%. Students are also eligible to apply for loan and grant programs.

Explore Theology with a Focus on Spirituality

St. Kate’s theology graduate program invites you to share in the quest for a deeper understanding of God and meaning in your life. You’ll engage in rigorous academic study while deepening your personal and communal spirituality.

Our theology master’s degree provides a thorough study of biblical, historical, systematic, and spiritual theology, focusing on Christian classics both past and present. Studies focus on the Roman Catholic tradition, but also include representative Jewish, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant texts.

Our focus on spirituality offers an in-depth examination of the theory and practice of the Judeo-Christian tradition through a critical lens.

theology professor Bill McDonough and student

Some students enroll in our master's degree in theology program because they plan to pursue doctoral studies but do not yet possess the necessary expertise. Many desire a degree that will equip them for the ministries in the church. Others already have professional competencies in another field and wish to acquire theological competence.

Our theology master's degree program also welcomes individuals whose intention is to pursue a personal, avocational interest in theological studies.