Why pursue a Th.M. degree from the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana?

The Master of Theology (Th.M.) is an advanced theological degree for specialized academic or ministerial preparation. It is a degree designed for graduates of accredited colleges or universities who desire to begin or resume their theological education to enhance their professional competence in specific areas of study within the context of Pan African communities.

Through this degree program, students can pursue advanced training—with opportunities to engage closely with our outstanding faculty on a written thesis—to enhance their ministry or prepare for a doctoral program.

Graduates of Xavier University of Louisiana’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies can be found in various academic and ministerial professions impacting the lives of people both nationally and internationally. Our alumni are bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, pastors and pastoral ministers, on leadership teams of religious communities, educators at elementary schools to universities, campus ministers, directors of religious education, youth and young adult ministers, pastoral musicians, community development directors and community organizers, evangelization directors, hospital chaplains, directors of academic and professional pastoral programs, development and fundraising directors for Catholic Missions, working in Catholic publication centers, social ministry specialists, social workers, missionaries in Africa and the Caribbean, directors of Offices of Black Catholic Ministry, advocates for immigration reform, social activists, promoters of HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs, prison ministry, and working with the elderly.

Consider advancing your career or ministerial opportunities by pursuing a Th.M. degree from the only Black and Catholic university in the western hemisphere. Get ready to become a transformative leader with a Xavier University of Louisiana Th.M. degree. We’re waiting to hear from you (504) 520-7691.