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Theology, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts

Theology and Religious Studies


For highly-motivated students, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers a combined Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Theology. The program allows you to complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study, with internships available at the graduate level.

Department Contact

Rev. Patrick S. Flanagan, CM, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
St. John Hall, Room B-26
[email protected]

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Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this combined degree program.

Current St. John’s University undergraduates interested in applying to a combined degree program or pathway should consult the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and their undergraduate academic Dean.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Reflecting our Vincentian Mission, St. John's has a long tradition of bringing a high quality, private education within the financial reach of all our students with opportunities for financial assistance through scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs. For more information visit Student Financial Services.

Richard Kugelman Scholarship

Named in honor of a former chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John's, the Kugelman scholarship provides full or partial tuition for highly qualified students interested in Scripture study. Awards are made on a competitive basis and are renewable for the entire program. 

Career Outcomes

In today's rapidly changing world, a background in Theology and Religious Studies is an important component of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Professionals in every walk of life (from the marketplace to the classroom, to the practice of law and medicine) draw on religious values as they make decisions and take actions that have a global impact.

The graduates of our programs are pastors and pastoral ministers, chancery officials, and pastoral administrators. They teach in high schools, colleges, seminaries and universities. Many move on to higher studies and doctoral programs. Some are pastoral associates, and liturgical ministers, youth ministers, and directors of religious education in parishes in North America, Europe, and Africa.