CDU offers an accelerated track for undergraduates wishing to pursue an MA (Theology) degree after completing their BA degree at CDU.

Qualifications for Admission to the Accelerated Track

Current undergraduate theology students may apply to the program through the Admissions Office.  Students are eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 21 credits in the CDU BA in Theology major.
  • Earn a 3.0 average in these CDU courses.
  • Obtain a recommendation from a CDU course instructor.

Students who have already received a CDU BA completion degree are not eligible for the accelerated track. Students should be aware that military benefits may not cover the full cost of the accelerated program. For questions regarding military benefits, contact the Bursar,

Credits that Transfer for Acceptance into the CDU MA (Theology) Program

Students who are not currently enrolled at CDU should apply to the BA in Theology Program if they wish to pursue this track.

Students may take up to nine (9) CDU graduate credits in this track and will be charged the graduate tuition for these credits.  Specific courses eligible for the accelerated track will correspond to the student’s particular program and concentration. Contact the Registrar for a list of BA/MA course correspondences.

In the case of cross-listed courses, students wanting credits for the accelerated track must register for the graduate course listing and satisfactorily complete graduate student requirements.

If the student elects to defer enrollment in the MA (Theology) program, he or she has up to five  years, after which the student must reapply for admission to the MA program. A student must complete a BA before pursuing the MA (Theology) degree.