Delve deeper into the teachings and traditions of the Church.
Serve others and make a significant difference in your community.
Forge a career in ministry, teaching or leadership.
The need for leaders of the New Evangelization has never been greater.
Today, it’s increasingly important to be able to respond to views contrary to our faith. CDU’s Master of Arts in Theology program equips you with the knowledge and understanding to respond with confidence and make an impact in the world.
OUR MA PROGRAM EMPOWERS YOU TO:
- Discover Catholic theology’s answer to true happiness.
- Uncover how the New Testament completes the Old.
- Explore philosophy’s influence on Church doctrine.
- Trace the Church’s evolving understanding of its core pillars.
Per Credit Hour
up to 5 years
Join the Pioneer in Catholic Distance Education!
In our fast-paced world where achieving your learning goals is challenging, our highly regarded ATS-accredited program is crafted to lift you to greater heights. With a 40-year history of serving thousands of lay people, clergy and those discerning, CDU is the pioneer you can trust in Catholic distance education.
Benefit from affordable tuition and financial aid.
Engage in our 8-week asynchronous courses and global Catholic community.
Enjoy our mobile app, 24/7 tech support, thriving online student life center, and online theological library staffed by a helpful librarian.
Top-Notch Online Courses Tailored For You
Many universities offer online programs today, but most prioritize their campus-based programs. At CDU, you aren’t just another online student; you’re our #1 focus! Our broad range of courses offers a personalized learning experience with attentive faculty, small class sizes and a dynamic curriculum that nurtures collaboration with classmates.
EVERY CDU COURSE PROMISES:
- A dynamic virtual classroom fostering inclusive student participation.
- A structured class schedule with weekly multimedia learning materials.
- An interactive platform for direct instructor contact, questions and discussions.
THESE ARE JUST A SAMPLE OF THE ENRICHING COURSES YOU WILL TAKE:
THEO 503 The Catholic Theological Tradition
Explore the intriguing journey of Catholic theology, analyzing key debates, renowned theologians and doctrinal developments from New Testament times to the Second Vatican Council.
THEO 510 Revelation and Faith
Dive into systematic theology; explore its nature and methods, sources of Divine Revelation, God’s existence, faith-reason relations, biblical interpretation and Church authority.
SCRPT 530 Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History
Embark on a multimedia journey through the Bible’s narrative, from creation to Christ, wrestling with interpretive issues and modern implications.
Our Catholic-Centered Faculty
As the only fully online College in The Cardinal Newman Society Guide, we take your academic success seriously. All of our experienced & learned faculty have taken the Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church. They don’t just teach; they also mentor, guiding you to integrate your learning into your life, career and community.
MEET THREE OF OUR INSPIRING INSTRUCTORS:
Marcellino D’Ambrosio, PhD
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, well known as “Dr. Italy,” is a historical theology scholar and best-selling author, recognized for making Catholic truths relevant and understandable. He contributes to notable Catholic publications and media outlets.
Daniel M. Garland, PhD
Dr. Daniel M. Garland, Jr., a systematic theology expert, has taught at various institutions, published articles in top theological journals and translated St. Jerome’s works. He currently leads Religious Education for Schools in the Charlotte Diocese.
Christine Wood, PhD
A CDU professor since 2014, Dr. Wood has also lectured on systematic and biblical theology and ethics at John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego. She is the founder of the Verbum Domini Biblical & Catechetical Institute at the Archdiocese of Hobart, Australia. Her teaching focus is on Christology, Fundamental Theology, Ecclesiology, Catholic Social Teaching, Moral Theology, and Scripture. Her research interests range from the intersection of faith and reason, nature and grace, the theology of revelation, the interrelation of Christology and Ecclesiology, and the liturgical actualization of the salvific events of the mystery of Jesus Christ.
Become an Instrument for God Everywhere
Discerning God’s will for your faith journey isn’t easy, but CDU is prepared to help. Are you ready to deepen your faith, become a leader in promoting Christ and boost your employability right from home? Join today’s leaders in faith by earning your MA degree with CDU!
Here’s how to get started
1. APPLY ONLINE
Complete the easy and free application in just 15 minutes and submit your application materials. Our friendly admissions team is available to answer any questions you may have.
2. MEET YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Our advisors are here to guide you throughout your graduate journey, providing support and networking opportunities.
3. ENJOY A TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
As a member of the CDU family, you join a thriving community serving the Church and God.
Explore our Fully Online Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs
Whether you’re interested in Sacred Scripture, Philosophy, Theology, Sacraments, Spirituality or Church History, our online guide will help you find the right courses to achieve your goals.