Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Theology (M.A.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Huron University College
Field of Study:Theology/Theological Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Professional Occupations in Religion


The Master of Arts in Theology at Western is a two year degree (full-time) which combines course work with a thesis, in a constructive combination of formal instruction, seminar discussion, and supervised research. The thesis requirement in particular allows study to be tailored to individual interests. Drawing upon faculty working both in the theological disciplines and in the wider university, the degree seeks to foster academic integrity, interdisciplinarity and theological engagement. The faculty’s central resources lie in Christian thought, but complemented by strengths also in Islamic Studies, global religion, and public theology. Thus a student can do theological research on subjects as diverse as, for instance, the Gospels, Reformation thought or history, Karl Barth, Islamic ethics, religion and violence, or religious pluralism. The goal is to provide students with a research degree which allows them to explore personal or professional interests at the Master’s level, while at the same time to laying a solid foundation for doctoral study in related areas for those wishing to pursue further research.


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    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Four year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

    Several degree types may be accepted. Please visit Master's of Arts (Theology) for more information.
    Application Notes : Additional Requirements:
    ▪ Probationary admission may also be available to students in other cases, e.g., where a student's academic record in Theology or Religious Studies is strong, but the degree is not from an accredited institution.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 19, 2022