The Master of Arts in Religious Studies (M.A.R.S.) program is unified by its commitment to the task of exploring the basic religious beliefs and insights that render human life and experience meaningful. As of 2016 this program of study is no longer being offered at Sacred Heart University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Kenotic Effluent Panapotheism, Christopher E. Etter

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Christian-Stoicism: Exploring the Relationship between Christianity and Stoicism and Constructing a Manual of Christian-Stoic Wisdom, Trevor Kelly

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Shepherding Electric Sheep: A Roman Catholic Response to the Emerging Challenge of Transhumanism, Joshua St.Onge

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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John Henry Newman and The Development of Doctrine: A Christian Theology of Continuity, Francois X. Eale-Botamba

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Catholic Perspectives on Judaism, Maureen E. Flood

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Einstein's Theory of Relativity Through the Lens of the Confirmation Approach to Science and Religion, Mark A. Arnold

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Reevaluating Christian Anti-Trafficking Activism in Relationship to Emerging Best Practices and Human Rights Philosophy, Kirsten Lynn Nestro

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Religion and Public Dialogue: Resources for Harmonzing the Religious and the Secular, Elena Marie Adlon Place

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The Role of Faith and Spirituality in the Work of End-of-Life Caregivers, Edward P. Stannard

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The Integration of Literature and Ethical Thought: A Curricular Approach for Parochial Middle School Students, Kathleen M. Welch

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Process and Catholic Beliefs, Gina Maria Donnarummo

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Consumption of Meat: Demoralizing for Humans, Animals and the Earth, Dawn M. Doucette-Kaplan

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Finding Meaning in a Modern World: Religious Affirmation or Existential Acceptance?, Tammi June Pazsak

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Parish Ministry; Men on the Journey of Discipleship, Timothy J. Bolton Sr.

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Modern Transnational Yoga: A History of Spiritual Commodification, Jon A. Brammer

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Strains of Traditional Religion in the Realm of Modern Entertainment, Gordon P. Dupuis

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Medjugorje, Bosnia: Does Mary Integrate or Disintegrate?, Kathryn Tegart Taylor

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Spiritual Not Religious: What the Catholic Church in America Must do to Become Relevant Again in a New Generation, John P. Campbell

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Kali's Prophets: The Consecration of Women's Spirituality Through Kali, Jennifer Madray

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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How Our Images of God May Impact the Future of the American Catholic Church, Anthony M. Conti

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Hellenization of Judaea and Its Effects on the Death & Burial Practices of Jerusalem (c. 332 BCE-c. 70 CE), Eric L. Stegmaier

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Christian Ritual Meal as a Symbol of Love and Unity, Augustine Owusu-Sekyere

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Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, Michael Saranich Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Stewardship: A Means to Peace and Social Justice, Wayne E. Sandford

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Origin and Growth of Modern Lay Movements in the Roman Catholic Church and Their Potential in the Eastern Rite, Andrew C. Bamber

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Continued Renewal of Apostolic Religious Life: A Transformative Model, Sister Maria Iannuccillo

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Contending Views of Violence:The Jihad of Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorists Versus the Just War Traditional of the Islamic and Christian Communities, Ronald Joseph Pierpaoli

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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A Critical Appraisal of Marriage as Sacrament by Catholic Theologians, John Jay Mann Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Pastoral Care the Elderly and Hospitalization as a Rite of Passage., Richard E. Beattie

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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An Investigation of the Anti-Jewish Rhetoric in the Apostolic Writings of the Gospels and Acts and its Repercussions for Christian-Jewish Dialogue, David Gutterman Rabbi