Why choose an online master's degree in theology at Saint Leo?
By earning an online master's degree in theology, you will be better prepared to serve your community. As God’s people, we are called to serve. Whether you are seeking spiritual and leadership development, a career in ministry, or advanced theological education, Saint Leo's Master of Arts in Theology degree offers a flexible adult learning model for nontraditional graduate students, lay ministers and candidates to the diaconate.
Saint Leo’s online master's degree in theology will allow you to balance home and work life with the pursuit of your studies. As one of the oldest Catholic institutions of higher education in the nation, Saint Leo has deep roots in the Benedictine tradition. Holding students to high standards of ethics and academic excellence, theology faculty guide you to a plan that best suits your individual goals, talents and needs at any stage in your career.
The 36-credit hour online master's degree in theology program explores:
- Major theological questions, such as the mystery of God, Jesus as Son of God, and our own human origin, destiny and purpose in life
- Ethical and cultural implications of a transcendent understanding of life
- Contributions of and challenges to the Catholic tradition
- The role of humility and contemplative experience
- Appropriate skills for leadership in liturgical and ministerial service
Flexibility for the working professional
Our highly qualified and gifted faculty — including clergy, and experts in the Second Vatican Council, Ignatian Spirituality and the Catholic-Jewish dialogue— use a variety of instructional delivery methods, blending lectures, online discussion and video conferencing.
Although we teach theology from the perspective of the Catholic Christian tradition, we are an ecumenical community in which diverse perspectives share openly in the learning process. You may come to the program with different beliefs and objectives from your classmates, or perhaps without a background in academic theology, and you will leave spiritually enriched, and with a critical knowledge of biblical, systematic, historical, pastoral and moral theology. Contact our admissions team to learn more about this online program.
A special discount is available for M.A. Theology students. Contact Graduate Admissions details.
Learn more about our Master of Arts in Theology program through the Saint Leo 360 Podcast!
Episode 7: Exploring Saint Leo's Religion and Theology Programs