Degree Requirements

Theology Masters Program Requirements

The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts offers both the Master of Arts in Theology and the Master of Theology.  

Master of Arts in Theology: 30 credit hours

Coursework: 24 credit hours

A maximum of twelve credits may be earned in 5000 level courses. Nine credits may be transferred, with the recommendation of the Chairman, from a graduate institution toward the graduate credits.

Thesis & thesis seminar: 6 credit hours

The thesis requirement comprises 6 credit hours.

Foreign language requirement

A reading knowledge of a classical or modern language is required.

In addition to Latin, Greek, French, German, Spanish, and Italian, the University offers Biblical Hebrew, a language especially appropriate for students who have a particular interest in the study of Scripture.

Comprehensive exam

The comprehensive exam has written and oral components.  

 

Master of Theology: 30 credit hours 

Coursework: 30 credit hours 

A maximum of twelve credits may be earned in 5000 level courses. Nine credits may be transferred, with the recommendation of the Chairman, from a graduate institution toward the graduate credits.

Comprehensive exam

The comprehensive exam has written and oral components. 

 Additional Stipulations

  • Some background in philosophy in the case of the M.Th. applicants and a minimum of nine undergraduate credits in philosophy for the M.A. applicants is required. These requirements may be waived if the applicant demonstrates competency in philosophy.
  • A sufficiently strong background in theology, preferably an undergraduate theology major, is required. Each applicant's background will be individually evaluated, and in case of deficiency, students will be required to enroll either in appropriate courses or in directed individual study to obtain a foundation in theology.

News

UD Earns Recognition Among America's Best Liberal Arts Colleges

The University of Dallas has been recognized in the 2017-18 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook for the eighth consecutive year among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. The annual college guidebook featured the university for having one of the nation's most vibrant college communities and named UD as one of three Catholic Colleges of Distinction in Texas.

+ Read More

Endowment Honors Father, Helps Students Go to Rome

Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.

+ Read More

Iraqi Couple Will Use UD Education to Enrich, Preserve Culture

They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

+ Read More