The goal of the General Research M.A. in Liturgical Studies is to equip students for a broad range of educational, diocesan and parish ministries. It also leads to advanced study on the doctoral level. The Pastoral Liturgy M.A. equips students for catechetical, diocesan, and parish ministries. There is opportunity in both degrees for some interdisciplinary study in allied academic areas such as music, architecture, etc.
Students should possess a B.A., preferably with a liberal arts emphasis, and have completed courses in ecclesiology, christology, and a critical introduction to the Old and New Testaments.
Students electing the general research specialization must show proficiency in Latin and either French or German.
- The three core liturgical courses are:
- Liturgy and Culture (TRS 741B)
- Liturgy: Theological and Historical Perspectives (TRS 741A)
- Eucharist: A Liturgical Theology (TRS 744)
- Students specializing in Pastoral Liturgy must take Liturgical Catechesis (TRS 743A).
- Students in the General Research Specialization must
- take Liturgical Sources (TRS 740)
- fulfill the Latin requirement (either by the satisfactory completion of Theological Latin [TRS 500A] or passing a Latin exam)
- fulfill a French requirement (either by the satisfactory completion of the course in " Reading for Comprehension [FREN 500] or by passing a reading exam administered within STRS.)
Please select the link to view the reading list for the Masters of Arts in Liturgical Studies.