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Dr. William Junker teaching Dante online

A more flexible version of the program

Online Masters in Catholic Studies

Online Masters in Catholic Studies

The online MA in Catholic studies provides a flexible, distance learning option for students who want to explore Catholic thought and culture using online, blended and HyFlex learning environments. Students may combine online and on-ground courses, as they work toward completion of their graduate program in Catholic studies.

Our program provides online courses that provide students with the opportunity to study under the guidance of nationally and internationally recognized teacher-scholars, but with the convenience and flexibility of an online learning environment.

Our program provides online course that utilize the latest in online teaching techniques including live seminars, production quality lectures, and virtual office hours. We work to create the best online experience in higher education so that our students can enjoy rich and meaningful conversations about things that matter.

Fr. Ryan Adorjan testimonial video on his experience in Catholic Studies.

Deepen your vocation

Life as a Student

Community is a hallmark of Catholic Studies at St. Thomas. As you engage online, using the best in contemporary teaching tools, your connections with faculty and fellow students will shape your Catholic Studies MA experience.

Our online students are from all walks of life and areas of the globe. Our online students and on-ground students connect outside of class via online and regional events.

Curriculum Overview Video

Community through Seminar-Style Learning

Curriculum Overview

Our online classes use contemporary teaching tools to foster a sense of community, connection, and conversation. Faculty videos—professionally shot in each professor's office—prepare students to read well and to reflect on what they have read before class conversations.

Master of Arts in Catholic Studies

John F. Boyle, PhD, Professor of Catholic Studies


Sample Online Course – Catholic Thought and Culture I

Why should Catholics read Virgil? Dr. Boyle explains in this short video excerpt from our Catholic Thought and Culture I course.

Catholic Thought and Culture Video