Applications and Information
Theology Graduate Admissions
Applicants for admission into the M.A. programs would ideally have a B.A. degree with a major in Theology, or its equivalent. The applicants who do not have a Theology major should use their statement of purpose and sample writing to prove that they have a solid theological knowledge that would enable them to perform well in our classes.
Applicants for admission into the Ph.D. program should have earned an M.A. degree in Theology, or its equivalent.
Equivalency is judged by the admissions committee of the Theology Department after it receives the applicant's credentials and considers such things as work-related learning, seminary or other religious education, teaching and other kinds of ministerial work.
M.A. students may pursue the desired degree on either a full-time or a part-time basis. Ph.D. students are required to pursue their degree on a full-time basis (at least two courses per semester).
Graduate applicants must submit the following:
- Online application
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work to date;
- Three letters of recommendation, in the Theology Department's format, from former teachers;
- PhD applicants only: Official GRE scores from the Princeton-based Education Testing Service; see http://www.ets.org/gre for test information, locations and dates.
- A one-page statement of purpose in pursuing the desired degree at Duquesne. Applicants to the Ph.D. program must submit a written research paper done for one of their courses at the M.A. or M.Div. level, or a similar type paper. M.A. applicants should submit a writing sample, preferably a paper from previous academic work.
The deadline for Ph.D. applications and for all requests for scholarship help is February 1.
M.A. applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For fall semester admission, the deadline is August 1; for spring semester admission, the deadline is November 1.
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