MA in Theology, major in Religious Studies is a thesis degree program designed to equip religion teachers, pastoral workers, missionaries and lay leaders with sound foundations in theology. It is aimed at developing a sound mastery of the Christian message and the ability to communicate that message in the contemporary world. It requires a minimum of 13 courses of 3 units each which can be finished in 2 years). The comprehensive examinations can be taken in the first semester of the third year, while the thesis proposal in preparation for thesis writing can be done in the second semester.  
Admission Requirements
In addition to the general requirements, students must meet the following specific requirements:

1.1.  A Bachelor’s Degree is required with at least 12 units of philosophy and 12 units of theology or their equivalents. Students lacking philosophy units may take the courses outside MST. Those lacking theology units take equivalent courses at MST for undergraduate credit with the Academic Dean’s approval.

1.2. A Certificate of Transfer Credential from the latest school attended in lieu of the Official Transcript of Records (TOR) which must bear the marking “copy for CICM Maryhill School of Theology.”

Course Work Requirements
1.  MA in theology, major in Religious Studies requires a minimum of 45 units of courses to be taken in the ATEP:
    • Basic Courses                                            15 units
    • Field of Concentration                              15 units
    • Cognates                                                     9 units
    • Thesis Writing                                            6 units
    • Comprehensive Examinations                  Required

                Total                                                          45 units

2. A student must maintain an average grade of at least 1.75 in his or her course work to be allowed to take the comprehensive examinations leading to thesis writing and a degree of Master of Arts in Theology, major in Religious Studies.