The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John's
University has its roots in Catholic tradition and is committed to
exploring the breadth and depth of theological knowledge. The
department offers courses which span the range of theological
thought and provide a context for ecumenical dialogue and
As a University department, Theology and Religious Studies is
committed to academic excellence among its faculty and students.
The faculty is nationally and internationally known in the areas of
church history, interfaith studies, moral theology, contemporary
systematic theology, liturgy, pastoral theology, catechetical
ministry, and scripture and draws its educational background from
outstanding universities in the United States and abroad.
Furthermore, members of the faculty are prominent in professional
activities, having been published in a variety of scholarly
journals. They have served as presidents of professional societies,
as advisors to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, as
editors of professional journals, and as members of seminary and
university Boards of Trustees.
In addition to being widely known, the St. John's faculty cares
deeply about its students and is pledged to teaching as well as
research. Classes allow for a lively exchange between faculty and
students, and dialogue is encouraged. At St. John's a commitment to
research is matched by a commitment to high quality
St. John's students in Theology and Religious Studies represent
various faith perspectives and nationalities and pursue an
outstanding theological education in order to achieve their goals.
Some are considering teaching careers, and others may enter the
ministry. Some of our students are professionals in theology and
return to St. John's to further their knowledge. As a group, St.
John's students are dedicated, interesting, and ready to share
their knowledge and expertise with their fellow students. Many of
them hold full-time jobs in religious organizations and
institutions or volunteer as ministers in their church communities.
This rich and varied student body provides stimulation and
thought-provoking conversation in classes, colloquia, and public
At St. John's University, you find a variety of master's degree
programs in Theology and Religious Studies to develop your
theological skills. Our programs offer flexible scheduling, a wide
variety of faculty and courses, and a fascinating student body, all
set in New York City, a place providing unique educational
opportunities for all.
In addition to Master of Arts and Master of Divinity programs, the
Department of Theology and Religious Studies also offers an
intensive, accelerated, combined degree program leading to both the
B.A. and M.A. degrees in five years of full-time study.
Dr. Christopher Vogt, Chair
Theology and Religious Studies
St.John Hall Room B26
Queens, NY 11439
Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission