Academic Programs


Degree Programs

Gonzaga University's Religious Studies Department offers a Master of Arts in Religious Studies with concentrations in Theological Foundations, Biblical Studies and Spirituality. Classroom style respects adult learners, and small classes permit personalized attention and extensive interaction.

The Religious Department's full-time faculty are women and men, laity, religious, and clergy, with doctoral degrees from various areas of the United States and Europe. Their faith vision integrates theology with shared experience, faith that does justice, faith that builds community, faith that forms ministers who are faithful disciples. They emphasize leadership for collaborative ministry and a ministering Church that responds to needs of local churches and people throughout the world.

Sabbatical and Audit Programs

Theological courses are taught by the excellent Religious Studies faculty at Gonzaga University, along with expert instruction from international, visiting faculty. Presentations are given by certified people living within our area and others who come from afar. The aim of our academic opportunities is to allow you to develop an informed, reflective, and articulate consciousness of your faith in the context of the contemporary world. As a sabbatical student, you may take four courses each semester and two in the summer session. The courses are noncredit, with no written assignments or exams required. An academic advisor will help you choose appropriate courses for your sabbatical experience.

The following is a sample list of courses offered through Gonzaga University. Courses are subject to periodical change. Please refer to the course catalog for current offerings.

Undergraduate Courses - A sample list of various courses: 


Christian Diversity

Christian Doctrine


Christian Spirituality

Contemporary Ecclesiology

Feminist Theologies

History of Christianity

Old &New Testament Scripture

Principles of Christian Morality

Religion and Human Experience

Synoptic Gospels

Vietnam: War and Christian Morality

Theological Ethics

Theology of Ministry

World Religions

Graduate Courses - A sample list of various courses: 



Church History to the Reformation

Contemporary Trends in Theology

Johnannine Literature

Letters of Paul

Liturgy and Sacraments

New Testament Spirituality

Theological Anthropology

Prophets of Israel

Revelation and General Epistles

Political Theology

Workshops & Retreats - A sample of topics presented include:

Celtic Spirituality

Coming Home to Your Body

Contemplation & Meditation

Creation Centered Spirituality


Dream Work


Ignatian Spirituality

Intimacy and Sexuality



Meditative walking

Mid-Life Spirituality

Myers-Briggs Assessments

Native American Spirituality

Women's Haggadah

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