Degree Requirements

  1. A total of 30 graduate credits.
    • A maximum of 24 credits earned in Web-based courses may be applied to the degree.
    • Students have the option to earn 6 of the 30 credits by writing a master's thesis.
    • Courses in Latin and modern languages cannot be counted toward the degree, but courses in Greek and Hebrew can be counted.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Required courses:
    • History and Sources of the Liturgy (3 credits)
    • Theology of Sacraments and Worship (3 credits)
    • Rites of Christian Initiation (3 credits)
    • Eucharistic Liturgy and Theology (3 credits)
  4. Constrained electives:
    • Pastoral Liturgy I (PTHM 425) and Pastoral Liturgy II (PTHM 427) may be applied to the degree. In addition, students may apply up to 3 additional credits from any other PTHM course to the degree.
    • Psalmody and Hymnody (LMUS 421) and Seminar in Liturgical Music (LMUS 501) may be applied to the degree.
    • 12 additional credits from the following list of courses or from topics courses in liturgy (9 additional credits if the student earns 6 credits in Pastoral Liturgy I and II):
      • Rites of Reconciliation (2 credits)
      • Rites of Christian Burial (1 credit)
      • Rites of Ordination (1 credit)
      • Rites of Christian Marriage (1 credit)
      • Rites for the Sick (2 credits)
      • Liturgy of the Hours (3 credits)
      • Liturgical Year (3 credits).
  5. Reading proficiency in a foreign language to be demonstrated early in the student's program of studies.
  6. Submission of two graduate papers OR submission and defense of the master's thesis.
  7. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination after the completion of all other degree requirements.

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