The Department of Theology & Religious Studies offers graduate courses in scripture, historical theology, systematic theology, religious ethics, world religions, and spirituality, leading to the degree Master of Arts. The department also offers a post-master’s certificate program in general religious studies. The master’s program meets the educational requirements of those interested in religious education, ministry, other professional careers in religion, and continued academic study.
- 30 graduate semester hours of study.
- Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (RL 400), which is taught each fall.
- Introduction to Systematic Theology (RL 430), which is taught each spring.
- Research Methods (RL490)
- One course in Religious Ethics.
- One course in World Religions.
- At least 15 semester hours in 500-level courses.
- A comprehensive examination.
- A research essay or master’s thesis.
John Carroll University offers a 1/3 tuition scholarship for students enrolled in the Theology and Religious Studies Master of Arts program.
Deadline for 2015-2016 Graduate Assistantship applications is February 15, 2016.
For more information about the Master’s program or to apply online, please visit the Graduate Studies site.
The department also offers a five-year integrated B.A./M.A. program in Religious Studies.
- Academic Petition
- Graduation Information
- Independent Study Contract
- Overload/Summer Exemption Request Form
- Thesis/Essay Guidelines
- Transient Petition
- 1/3 Tuition Scholarship
- TRS 593A (3 credits)/TRS 593B (0 credits) MA Essay Contract
- TRS 599 MA Thesis Contract
Organizations that fund theological research: