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Master of Arts Programs (MA)

The Andover Newton Master of Arts degree is offered in two academic foci and two professional foci, and is designed to be completed within two years. The purpose of the MA degree is to provide a graduate theological education at the MA level.

Students pursue Master of Arts degrees at Andover Newton in order to:

  • Deepen theological or spiritual dimensions of the professions in which they are engaged;
  • Pursue theological education for personal enrichment, or to explore spiritual, vocational, or religious issues;
  • Prepare for ministries within or related to churches that do not require practical specialization or ordination.

Students meet the degree requirements through a combination of core requirements (all students must take a particular course), distribution requirements (students may select among options in a required area of study), free electives, and three-credit directed studies toward integrative papers and projects.


Please refer to the Andover Newton Catalogue for a comprehensive description of the MA programs and their requirements.

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