MA Theology - Research Intensive Track | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Graduate Theology:
    Research Intensive Track 

    Available to our on-campus students

    Students in the Research Intensive Track receive formation from our internationally respected faculty specifically in those skills necessary for further study at the doctoral level.

    The Research Intensive Track balances broad formation across the theological disciplines and specialization in one of these disciplines in view of further study. Each student takes 9 credits each in historical, systematic (counting Foundations of Moral Theology), and biblical theology along with an additional 9 credits in the chosen field of specialization, for a total of 36 credits.

    Those in this track, in addition to what is required of all MA Theology and Christian Ministry students, will: 

    1. achieve a level of competence in theological research and writing that enables them to present papers at scholarly conferences, write a Master’s thesis, and/or publish an article in a scholarly journal with a view toward undertaking advanced theological study at the doctoral level;
    2. read at a basic level in one classical and one modern foreign language.

    Students must apply for admission to the Research Intensive Track. 

    Those who complete a thesis will do so in the last semester of course work.In order to register for the thesis, the student must have a thesis proposal approved by the end of the student’s second-to-last semester.

    Learn about the MA in Theology and Christian Ministry Program »

    Interested in knowing more?

    For more information contact Franciscan Online in our Graduate Admissions Office at (740) 284-5239 or at Or you can  Apply Online Today. 

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