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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if the Graduate Studies in Theology Program is right for me?

The program is designed for students who are preparing to grow in their Christian vocation and who are energized by learning with peers and scholars. We encourage you to meet with the program director or visit the Whitworth campus and preview an M.A. in theology class to gain a better understanding of program expectations and to determine if Whitworth is the right fit for you.

Is the Graduate Studies in Theology Program offered online?

The program is not offered online, although classroom time on campus is clustered for your convenience and extensive online interaction takes place through web-based course management. Due to the intentional community-building aspect to the degree, on-campus attendance is required.

Is financial aid available to graduate students?

Yes. Click here for information.

How long will it take to complete my graduate degree in theology at Whitworth?

Whitworth's Graduate Studies in Theology Program can be completed in as little as 24 months, but most students finish the program in two to three years. You set your own pace.

How do I begin the application process?

Contact the admissions team at 509.777.3222 or We will be happy to walk you through the process and clarify any questions you may have. You may also visit the admissions page for detailed instructions on how to get started.

What if I don't have extensive experience in a Christian organization?

Experience is not limited to a paid position. We welcome those with volunteer work, church membership and other expressions of living out Christian faith in community.