Master of Arts in Theology | Dominican University College

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Master of Arts in Theology

Two Year Program


 

Objectives

This program aims to equip you with foundational research skills and abilities in the field of theology (Scripture, moral and systematic). Over the course of two full years, you will be immersed in graduate level methodology through seminars, courses, a comprehensive exam, and a 100-150 page thesis. The M.A.Th. prepares you well for further graduate studies, as well as, diverse work in the Church, NGOs, public and private social organisations, journalism, etc.

 

Program Overview

Civil Master of Arts (M.A.Th) & Canonical License - 36 credits

 

Structure of Studies

Credits

Semesters

Year 1

Two research seminars

6

Fall / Winter

One course on theological methodologies

3

Winter

Two otional courses from the undergraduate cycle

6

Fall/ Winter

One optional graduate course

3

Fall

Year 2

Two research seminars

6

Fall/ Winter

Two optional graduate courses

6

Fall/ Winter

One oral exam of 9 prepared questions

6

Spring

One 100-150 page thesis

 

Summer

 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the M.A. Th. program, applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s in Theology (B.Th.) or the equivalent from a recognized college or university with an average grade of B- or above;

  • Be fluent in English (or French);

  • Have at least a working knowledge of one or more of the ancient languages (Latin, Greek, Hebrew), only if their thesis deals with original sources. The knowledge of these languages is necessary, however, for the canonical degree.

 

Library 

With over 140,000 works, our specialized library provides ample material in multiple languages. DUC encourages all students to engage with primary sources.  The 5 floor library collects works in their original language, as well as in multiple translations. Registered students may also consult and sign out books from Carleton University, as well as from several other libraries in Ottawa. Nestled in a quiet part of the city, DUC’s library is an urban oasis; its quiet and friendly ambiance encourages reading and writing (while permitting the occasional daydream!). *Graduate students may request access to an individual study room in the library. 

 

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Seminars

Titlesort descending Course Code Language Semester Time Academic Year
Bioethics and Theology DTHY 6580 English Winter Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 2017-18
Engaging the Thought of Bernard Lonergan DTHY 5401 English Fall Monday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 2017-18
The Plan of God in the Bible DTHY 5115 English Winter Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 2017-18
The Protestant Reformation DTHY 6362 English Fall Wednesday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 2017-18
Theological Methods DTHY 5080 English Winter Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 2017-18