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Religious Studies

Graduate Academic Programs

We welcome students with a range of theological perspectives to study the richness of Catholic intellectual traditions and church life.

As a graduate student in religious studies, you'll find:

  • A strong academic foundation that integrates the study of Christian theology with multicultural and interdisciplinary dimensions.
  • Preparation for successful careers in both academia and ministry.
  • Award-winning faculty.
  • Flexible instructional options (face-to-face, online).
  • Access to the world-renowned Marian Library.

Graduate Programs

  • Pastoral Ministry (M.A.)
  • Theological Studies (M.A.)
  • Theology (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

    Through our master's program in pastoral ministry, you'll prepare for ministerial professions, especially for positions identified as lay ecclesial ministry within the Roman Catholic Church.

    Explore Pastoral Ministry (M.A.)

    Master of Arts in Theological Studies

    Through our master's program in theological studies, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Christianity through the academic study of Scripture, historical theology, church history and contemporary and moral theologies.

    Explore Theological Studies (M.A.)

    Doctor of Philosophy in Theology

    As a doctoral candidate, you'll explore a range of theological concepts from the context of the U.S. Catholic experience. You'll gain knowledge and pursue scholarship as part of a welcoming, collaborative community that supports and encourages each other.

    Explore Theology (Ph.D.)
    An Affordable Education


    Competitive assistantships, which provide tuition remission plus a stipend, are available to graduate students.

    Financial Aid

    Scholarships and other financial aid options help make our high-quality graduate education even more affordable.


    Graduate Programs in Religious Studies

    Humanities, Room 301
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1530

    Campus Visit

    When immersed in the rigors and challenges of graduate studies, it helps to be surrounded by an inclusive and supportive community on a picturesque campus just minutes from downtown Dayton. To schedule a personalized visit, contact the coordinator of graduate studies.

    Contact Coordinator to Schedule Visit