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JP9184 Master of Sacred Theology Thesis

All Master of Sacred Theology students undertake a research dissertation of 30,000 words which investigates some significant question arising from the program of studies and draws appropriate conclusions. The dissertation should:

  • demonstrate familiarity with basic methods of research;
  • make a contribution to theology in an area germane to the Institute‚Äôs goals and involving a limited, yet significant, problem of investigation;
  • manifest mastery of the subject matter;
  • indicate sound theological judgment;
  • be adequately defended during the oral defence; and
  • be worthy of publication, at least in part, in an academic journal.