The Program has an ordinary duration of two (2) to four (4) semesters of course work/seminar presentations. Candidates without any background in theology will be required to undertake a minimum of four semesters course work in theology and philosophy prior to enrolling in the M.A. program proper. This requirement may be fulfilled through closely supervised distance learning program. The M.A. program must be done in loco given that it is largely a seminar-based program.