2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    Sep 21, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Office: Humanities Center, Room 042c
Telephone: 410-617-2290
Website: www.loyola.edu/academics/theology

Chair: Rebekah Eklund, Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies: Frederick C. Bauerschmidt, Professor
Director of Program Operations: Nicole Reibe

Professors: Frederick C. Bauerschmidt; James J. Buckley (emeritus); John J. Conley, S.J.; Stephen E. Fowl; Claire Mathews-McGinnis; Joseph S. Rossi, S.J.
Associate Professors: Daniel P. Castillo; Rebekah Eklund; John R. Kiess; Arthur M. Sutherland

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) thoroughly embodies the University's mission, encapsulated by the Jesuit motto ad maioram dei gloriam. The MTS is a rigorous program designed to give students a broad exposure to the Christian tradition and a variety of theological specialties, and to allow students to explore a topic in depth through the preparation of a thesis. The program is staffed by faculty internationally recognized for their scholarly excellence. The department includes Catholic and non-Catholic faculty who together nurture a collegial atmosphere within a community in which rigorous, lively debate and intellectual generosity flourish.

The MTS aims to help form future generations of theologians through a program of study that covers Scripture, historical and systematic theology, comparative theology, and ethics. Rather than treating these as isolated areas of technical expertise, the program considers each of them as a crucial element of an integrated theological vision. Loyola's MTS can be excellent preparation for beginning a PhD, or it can lead into further work in other fields such as library science, social work, law, or publishing. The aim is that whether MTS graduates go on to work in the academy, churches, or any other realm of society, they will be equipped to think and respond theologically with depth, precision, and charity.

Nondegree Students

Nondegree students are those who have at least a bachelor's degree and wish to enroll in graduate courses without pursuing a graduate degree at Loyola. Nondegree students are limited to enrollment in eleven graduate credits. Individuals who wish to continue beyond the eleven credit nondegree limit must formally apply for admission to a degree, postbaccalaureate, or postmaster's program. Students may not continue to enroll beyond the eleven credits until they have been admitted into the degree program of choice. To avoid program interruption, students should apply after their third course, otherwise there may be a break or semester lost in the continuity of the program. Credits earned by a nondegree student may transfer to either the Certificate in Theology and Ministry or Master of Theological Studies degree upon student's admission to the respective program. Nondegree students are ineligible for financial aid.

Admission requirements include an application, the application fee, and official transcripts which verify receipt of college/graduate degree(s).


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