Master of Arts in Theology | Dominican University College

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Master of Arts in Theology

Two Year Program



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



Year 1

Two research seminars


Fall / Winter

One course on theological methodologies



Two otional courses from the undergraduate cycle


Fall/ Winter

One optional graduate course



Year 2

Two research seminars


Fall/ Winter

Two optional graduate courses


Fall/ Winter

One oral exam of 9 prepared questions



One 100-150 page thesis




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.



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. 


Related Pages


Title Course Code Language Semester Time Academic Yearsort ascending
The Protestant Reformation DTHY 6362 English Fall Wednesday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. 2017-18
Bioethics and Theology DTHY 6580 English Winter Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 2017-18
Theological Methods DTHY 5080 English Winter Monday, 130 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 2017-18