The St. Stephen’s Master of Arts program offers an accredited graduate degree in Applied Orthodox Theology. This course is designed for those interested in rigorous graduate education in theology.
Many St. Stephen’s graduates desire further doctoral education, but need master’s-level training. It is the perfect option for students who want a master’s degree, either for teaching, ministry, or personal enrichment.
The M.A. thesis program exists under the auspices the Balamand University, Lebanon.
Balamand University grants successful students a Master of Arts in Applied Orthodox Theology in the Eastern Christian Tradition. The degree is administered in the U.S. by the Antiochian House of Studies and accredited by the Republic of Lebanon, under the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch.
Completion of the the House of Studies programs does not guarantee ordination. In Fall 1993, Metropolitan Philip of Blessed memory decreed that a St. Stephen Certificate or Master’s is necessary, but may not be sufficient, for major ordination in the Antiochian Archdiocese.