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Theological Studies

Designed to give students the tools for the practical application of theological knowledge, the Theological Studies program builds upon a core of eight courses:

RPS 6311. Liturgy and Sacraments RPS 6320. Theological Reflection
RPS 6312. Moral Theology RPS 6321. Old Testament
RPS 6313. Systematic Theology RPS 6322. New Testament

RPS 6314. Church History*

RPS 6010. Proseminar

*The MTS with a concentration in secondary school teaching requires RPS 6336. Catechetics and the Development of Faith rather than RPS 6314. Church History. See Secondary School Teaching Concentration for more information.

Through five additional elective courses, students may explore a subject of interest in greater depth or decide to broaden their knowledge in other areas. Students interested in scripture may obtain a concentration in biblical studies through a prescribed curriculum of scripture electives. Similarly, those interested in teaching can obtain a concentration in secondary school teaching through specific education electives.



To meet the diverse needs of our students, the Master of Theological Studies program has two concentrations, Biblical Studies and Catholic Secondary School Teaching. Students can also choose to complete the MTS degree without a designated concentration, using their elective courses to study any theological or ministerial area of interest or to complete a broad range of courses.

Biblical Studies

This concentration combines foundational theology courses in the School of Ministry with an intellectually rigorous approach to scripture. The degree requires 37 credit hours of course work, at least 18 hours of which is scripture.

Catholic Secondary School Teaching

This is a collaborative program of the School of Ministry and the University of Dallas education department. Students who complete the degree fulfill teacher certification requirements for the Texas Catholic Conference (TCC) in secondary religious education.

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