Our Master of Arts (MA) in Theology is an exceptional program of theological studies designed for students not preparing for ordained ministry. Some of the required courses for this program are offered in the evening and during the spring term, making it an excellent choice for commuting or part-time students.
There are two fields to this program:
At Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (WLS), our students discover the best of all worlds: the close-knit social community of a small college, the rich diversity of a dynamic city, and all the amenities of a world-class university (WLS is the federated college and founding institution of Wilfrid Laurier University).
Our ecumenical, multifaith and inclusive practice creates a diverse and vibrant community. Students from all backgrounds and faiths are welcome to apply.
The Public Faith and Spirituality field covers the Bible, church history, systematics, ethics and practical theology. In this wide-ranging course of study, you can focus your studies on spiritual growth and development, a comprehensive research project, or faith-based professional development.
This program is designed such that required courses are rotated through the evening and during the spring term, making it an excellent choice for commuting or part-time students.
The Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy field is a unique form of therapy that uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. Graduates of this MA program may be eligible to pursue professional accreditation with external accrediting bodies. You are responsible to manage your course selection and application for accreditation. This program provides academic preparation but not professional certification.
For the Public Faith and Spirituality field, you’ll take three courses in a scripture cluster (Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, or the Abrahamic Faiths), three introductory theology courses, nine theology electives, and a research course.
For the Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy field, you’ll take five courses in scripture/theology and 10 clinical counselling courses including a two-term practicum placement.
Public Faith and Spirituality Field
Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy Field