MA 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, whose Tradition 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 Masters 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.

Skills You will Gain

1. A deeper knowledge of Catholic doctrine and practice. Dive into particular areas of Church teaching that interest you, and examine their scriptural and historical foundations. Engage your mind in the pursuit of wisdom through faith and reason under the instruction of top-tier, faithfully Catholic faculty.

2. Research and critical thinking skills. As an MA student, you will have multiple research papers that 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 theology at the graduate level, you’ll be learning more about God, the source of all love and joy!

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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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Associate Professor of Theology

Email:

gerald.boersma@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7910

Office:

Henkels 3003

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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

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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

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(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

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Henkels 3004

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FAST FACTS

  • AMU's faithful and intellectually challenging 48-credit M.A.  in Theology is normally completed in two academic years.
  • Our graduate theology students study under accomplished faculty with 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.
  • AMU boasts a world-class theological and philosophical library.
  • Graduate students enjoy a dynamic campus life with spiritual and service opportunities and vibrant community.
  • The AMU Master of Arts in theology has an easy, on-line application.
  • Ave Maria University 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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