The MA in Theological Studies explores the relationship between religious experience and human society.
With the Church operating in an increasingly pluralistic world, Christianity’s role is in constant evolution. Our researchers approach the history of theology with respect while maintaining an eye on the future.
As part of the humanities, our program provides an interdisciplinary environment for advanced research by using methodologies present in philosophy, history and languages.
Our student body is composed of individuals from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds who are interested in questions of faith and spirituality.
Join a vibrant community of researchers and faculty members who will encourage you to go beyond established disciplinary boundaries as you examine the roles of theology and belief in a secular era.
Solid undergraduate preparation with a
range of competence similar to that demanded of Major students at
Concordia, and a minimum B average in their undergraduate studies.
Proficiency in English. Applicants
whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their
knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their
chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Language Requirements. Thesis
proposals which depend on special linguistic skills will be accepted
only from students competent in the appropriate languages.
The department offers one or two financial packages per year for outstanding students applying to enter the MA in Theological Studies full-time in the fall (valued at $7,000). To be considered, your complete application should be submitted by January 15.
Financial aid is also available to students interested in Teaching or Research Assistantships (valued between $2,000 - $7,000). Contact the Graduate Program Director or your supervisor for more information on these opportunities.
Provincial or federal government: Ethicists providing consulting services on various ethical issues (e.g. assisted dying, bioethics, etc)
Health care: manager of multi-million-dollar grant helping families with loved ones with mental illness to navigate the healthcare system; hospital chaplains; Spiritual animators in nursing care facilities
Education: teachers of Ethics and Religious Culture courses at all levels of pre-university education; CEGEP/College teachers of Humanities
Non-profit sector: employees with a charitable organization offering social services