Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies


Master of Arts (MA)

Program Websites

Program Contact

Sandra Rice (srice@huron.uwo.ca)
Graduate Assistant

Faculty of Theology

Western University
Huron University College Rm A227
London, Ontario N6G 1H3

t. 519-438-7224 ext. 289
f. 519-438-3938

The Master of Arts in Theology at Western is a two year degree (full-time) which combines course work with a thesis, in a constructive combination of formal instruction, seminar discussion, and supervised research. The thesis requirement in particular allows study to be tailored to individual interests. Drawing upon faculty working both in the theological disciplines and in the wider university, the degree seeks to foster academic integrity, interdisciplinarity and theological engagement. The faculty’s central resources lie in Christian thought, but complemented by strengths also in Islamic Studies, global religion, and public theology. Thus a student can do theological research on subjects as diverse as, for instance, the Gospels, Reformation thought or history, Karl Barth, Islamic ethics, religion and violence, or religious pluralism. The goal is to provide students with a research degree which allows them to explore personal or professional interests at the Master’s level, while at the same time to laying a solid foundation for doctoral study in related areas for those wishing to pursue further research.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years) - Full-time
  • 9 Terms (3 years) - Part-time

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time or part-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Four year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Several degree types may be accepted. Please visit Master's of Arts (Theology) for more information.

Additional Requirements

  • Probationary admission may also be available to students in other cases, e.g., where a student's academic record in Theology or Religious Studies is strong, but the degree is not from an accredited institution.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • June 1 - Fall term (standard admission term)
  • October 30 - Winter term