Degree Plan
Degree Plan

The Master of Arts Degree in Faith and Culture (MAFC) is comprised of 36 graduate credit hours as follows:
  1. 18-hour Core Course component
  2. 6-hour Core Elective component
  3. 3-hour Service Learning and Leadership practicum
  4. 9-hour Area of Concentration (Electives) component

Depending on student interests and career objectives, the courses chosen for the area of concentration may be taken from electives within the MAFC program (listed below) or may be developed from courses in other disciplines within the University. Courses chosen from other disciplines must be approved by the Director of the MAFC program.  MAFC electives are designed to complement subjects already treated in a broader way in the Core Courses of the masters program. 

Potential areas of concentration include:

  • Faith and Science
  • Faith and Education
  • Social and Individual Justice
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness in the American Context
  • Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue
  • Public Moral Discourse in a Democratic Republic
  • Marriage, Parenting and Relationships
  • Faith and Economics
  • Faith and Human Development

Master of Arts in Faith and Culture – 2 Years, 36 Hours

Year 1 Fall Year 1 Spring
Faith and the Dominant American Culture 3 Virtue: Personal and Civic 3
Christian Anthropology 3 Mission of the Church OR Ecclesiology 3
Spiritual Journey in the American Context 3 Art and Asceticism of Dialogue 3
Semester Total Hours 9 Semester Total Hours 9
 
Year 2 Fall Year 2 Spring
Core Elective 3 Core Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Service Learning and Leadership Practicum 3
Semester Total Hours 9 Semester Total Hours 9

May be completed on a full-time basis (9 credit hours per semester) or part-time (6 credit hours or less)

Core Courses –18 hours:

  • Faith and the Dominant American Culture
  • Christian Anthropology
  • Spiritual Journey in the American Context
  • Virtue: Personal and Civic
  • Mission of the Church OR Ecclesiology
  • Art and Asceticism of Dialogue

Core Electives—6 hours from among:

  • American Catholicism
  • Bill of Rights, Freedom and Responsibility
  • Journey and Genius of Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Justice: Individual and Social
  • Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue
  • Leadership: Civic and Ecclesial

Electives (Faith and Culture)—9 hours from among the following or other UST courses:

  • Institutions and Associations in a Democratic Republic: The Way to Authentic Personhood
  • Education and Evangelization
  • Marriage, Parenting and Relationships
  • Popular Culture and the Media: Contemporary Examples and Their Implications
  • Catholic Biblical Interpretation in a Protestant Biblical Culture
  • Faith and Science
  • Faith and Hispanic Cultures in the American Context
  • Faith and Economics
  • Peace Making
  • Independent Study
  • Special Topics

Practicum —3 hours:

  • Service Learning and Leadership Practicum


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