Flexibility of the M.A. Program
Flexibility of the Master of Arts
The M.A. degree may be pursued fulltime or part-time, during the day or in the evening. The program is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the scheduling demands and time constraints of students. Whether full-time or part-time, students matriculated in the M.A. program are welcomed into the intellectual and spiritual community of the Close. They participate fully in chapel services, meals in the Refectory, special lectures and programs, and New Students Orientation, and they use the St. Mark's Library and GTS computer services.
The program's flexibility enables students to focus on their specific goals. M.A. students represent a wide range of ages, denominations, ministry goals, and personal and work backgrounds. Some take the M.A. to expand their knowledge and education. Others are lay professionals or dedicated volunteers in their denominations, or are teachers, writers, administrators, artists, or health-care professionals. Part-time students find the conveniently scheduled morning and evening courses beneficial to their busy schedules.