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Ohio Dominican University's Master of Arts in Theology prepares you for life and work in ministry, as well as for further studies at the doctoral level.
The program focuses primarily on the needs of the Diocese of Columbus for lay pastoral associates, directors of parish schools of religion, youth ministers, high school religion teachers and campus ministers. 

Program Features
  • Small class sizes: four to eight students on average.
  • Classes meet once a week, every two weeks, during Fall and Spring terms; and one evening a week for eight consecutive weeks during Summer.
  • Option to take one or two courses each semester.
  • St. Dominic in Sansbury Hall

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    View the admissions requirements and begin the application process today.

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  • Theology Classes

    Courses & Requirements

    Read the course requirements and descriptions for the thesis and non-thesis options.

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  • Stained Glass in Wehrle Gallery

    Outcomes & Careers

    With your degree, you can teach at the high school level and above, work in the Diocese, and more.

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Tuition Discount

Are you an active member of your Diocese?

Then you may be eligible for a 25% tuition discount. 

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for details at (614) 251-4615 or grad@ohiodominican.edu.


Full-Time Theology Faculty

Finan, Barbara

Director of the M.A. in Theology


Erskine 232

  • PhD, Marquette University
  • MA, Aquinas Institute of Theology
  • BA, Ohio Dominican University 

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Madden, Leo H.

Associate Professor & Department Head


Wehrle Hall, Room 201

  • S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University 
  • S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute 
  • S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University

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Gwendolen Jackson found her purpose in ODUs MA in Theology Program