M.A. in Theology

SO THAT IN ALL THINGS GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED

To study Catholic theology is to realize that the Word Incarnate and the Holy Spirit inspired Sacred Scripture and continue to guide the Magisterium of the Church. It is to study Church Tradition, which directs us as we reach up to the great minds and hearts of the many saints and scholars who, over the millennia, have contributed to the quest for genuine holiness, wisdom, science, scholarship, and art.

Our Master of Arts in Theology emphasizes a contemplative pattern of study that initiates our graduate students into the great tradition of speculative wisdom, with its unifying theoretical vision of the whole of God’s creative and redemptive presence.

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SO THAT IN ALL THINGS GOD MAY BE GLORIFIED

To study Catholic theology is to realize that the Word Incarnate and the Holy Spirit inspired Sacred Scripture and continue to guide the Magisterium of the Church. It is to study Church Tradition, which directs us as we reach up to the great minds and hearts of the many saints and scholars who, over the millennia, have contributed to the quest for genuine holiness, wisdom, science, scholarship, and art.

Our Master of Arts in Theology emphasizes a contemplative pattern of study that initiates our graduate students into the great tradition of speculative wisdom, with its unifying theoretical vision of the whole of God’s creative and redemptive presence.

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Skills You will Gain

1. A deeper knowledge of Catholic doctrine and practice. Explore particular areas of Church teaching that interest you, and examine their scriptural and historical foundations. Engage in the pursuit of wisdom through both faith and reason under the instruction of Ave Maria University's top-tier, faithfully Catholic faculty.

2. Research and critical thinking skills. As an M.A. student at AMU, you'll have multiple research papers that will challenge you to dig deeper into specific theological topics and compare and evaluate the insights of different theologians.

3. Practical ways of growing closer to God. Your ultimate goal in life is not your career (though that’s still important), but getting to heaven! By studying Catholic theology at the graduate level, you’ll be learning more about God, the source of all love and joy!

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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

gerald.boersma@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7910

Office:

Henkels 3003

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Adam Cardinal Maida Professor of Theology

Email:

rev.romanus.cessario@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7935

Office:

Henkels 3026

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Chair of the Theology Department; Fr. Matthew L. Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology; Professor of Theology & Humanities

Email:

michael.dauphinais@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2538

Office:

Henkels 3005

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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

robert.garrity@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2424

Office:

Henkels 2068

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Assistant Professor of Theology

Email:

danielw.lendman@avemaria.edu

Phone:

239-304-7934

Office:

Henkels 3029

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Professor of Theology

Email:

steven.long@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1664

Office:

Henkels 3007

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Max Seckler Chair of Theology

Email:

fr.guy.mansini@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2594

Office:

Henkels 3009

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Provost; Professor of Theology

Email:

roger.nutt@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1603

Office:

Henkels 3056

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

Email:

thomas.vanwart@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7825

Office:

Henkels 3008

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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

jeffrey.walkey@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7363

Office:

Henkels 3004

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FAST FACTS

  • AMU's faithfully Catholic and intellectually challenging 48-credit M.A. in Theology is normally completed in two academic years.
  • Our graduate-level theology students study under Ave Maria's accomplished faculty, almost all of whom hold terminal degrees and have prestigious records of publication.
  • All of our theology faculty receive the canonical mandatum when they are hired.
  • M.A. students benefit from small class sizes, affordable tuition, and competitive merit-based scholarships.
  • Graduates from the theology master's program have excellent placement rates in doctoral programs, diocesan employment, and educational institutions.
  • Ave Maria University boasts a world-class theological and philosophical library.
  • Graduate students at AMU enjoy a dynamic campus life with spiritual and service opportunities and vibrant community.
  • AMU's Master of Arts program in Catholic theology has an easy, on-line application.
  • Ave Maria University is a recognized Newman Guide school and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. (Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ave Maria University).

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