Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Mount Saint Mary's College
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Admission/Degree Requirements 

Satisfactory completion of graduate division requirements.


Degree Requirements

24        Units (Two 3-unit courses in each of the four major areas, one of which is RST_220: Theories & Methods)

9          Units Electives (3-unit courses)

3          Units Capstone Project

36        Units Total


Learning Outcomes

  • Learn and employ prominent theories and methods used routinely in each of the major program areas (scripture/theology/ethics/pastoral ministry).
  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically by using program-specific theories and research methods to access, research, synthesize and analyze and information and ideas.
  • Communicate effectively both in writing and orally; master the conventions of the field’s standard notation & bibliographic style (most current Chicago).
  •  Engage a diverse society through increased awareness of race, class, gender, and socioeconomic issues that lead to systemic and distributive injustices.