3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Pursuing a Masters in Theology
Taking the step toward obtaining your Masters in Theology requires careful consideration and reflection. Gonzaga’s online Master of Arts in Theology and Leadership (MATL) program is meant to allow flexible learning but is still a commitment of time and resources.
Before committing to the MATL program, ask yourself these three questions:
- What is your purpose for getting your MATL?
Whether you wish to further your knowledge of theological studies or want to hone your leadership skills, this program enriches every aspect of life. Graduates range from those involved or hoping to become involved in ministry, to those interested in theological education and expanding their biblical knowledge. Some intend to eventually pursue their doctoral studies, and others want to improve their relationships at home. If your purpose is to strengthen your mind and abilities while learning to better serve your family, faith, and community, the MATL program is right for you.
- Are you ready for growth?
The MATL course fosters and encourages growth both personally and spiritually. The program builds on Ignatian spirituality, which nurtures self-awareness and examination on a personal level. Graduates grow in their relationships with God and their faith as well as on an individual, personal level.
- How are you going to pay for it?
With your Masters in Theology comes a financial obligation, so it’s important to consider how you’re going to pay for your continued education ahead of time. Gonzaga offers numerous opportunities for funding including a 35% tuition reduction for qualified individuals, as well as scholarship opportunities, financial aid, and payment plans, to ensure you can reach your goals without additional stress or strain.
After answering these questions, do you think you’re ready to embark on your journey toward your Masters in Theology?