Theological study has long been valued in the Benedictine tradition as a central element of the search for God. At Saint John's, the monastic rhythm of prayer and work keeps academic study grounded in the common life of faith.
The Master of Arts in Theology prepares students to serve the church in many ways, including teaching, particular work in religious communities, specific ministries, and further theological study. In addition to gaining a broad theological education, students specialize in one of six areas of concentration:
The Master of Arts in Theology program, with its wide variety of academic emphases, is complemented by the other academic and ministerial degree programs offered at Saint John's. This ensures that study is always grounded in the rich conversation of a diverse community seeking God.
For information about procedures for graduate papers and comprehensive examinations, see our Student Handbook.