M.A. in Theology

Theology students study the human experience of God and the transmission of that experience through religious traditions, doctrines, ethics and rituals. As a Jesuit institution with a diverse and widely published theology faculty, Xavier provides students a theology education grounded in the Catholic tradition that is also ecumenical and inquiring in spirit.


projected growth in religion-related fields-on par with average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012)

Master of Theology

real-world learning
Two Concentrations

Focus on Religious Education and be certified as a Catholic High School Religion Teacher, or select Social and Pastoral Ministry for professional ministry in church and society.

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Three Specialties

We offer Ethics, Spirituality and Professional Practice; Solidarity and Sustainability in a Global Context; or Applied Spirituality and Pastoral Care-through the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice.

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Integrated Learning

Choose the MA in Health Care Mission Integration, which combines Theology with Health Services Administration to prepare leaders in Catholic and Christian health services.

M.A. in Theology Program

Students studying for the MA in Theology gain the historical awareness and professional resources necessary to enter or advance in careers such as teaching, ministry or writing; doctoral work; or to promote their personal spiritual development.

Optional concentrations support careers in:

  • Religious education
  • Pastoral administration
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Health care

Convenient, Flexible

  • Small evening classes.
  • Course schedule accommodates full-time or part-time working students.
  • Begin courses in the summer, fall or spring.
  • Special scholarship fund may provide tuition assistance.


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