Faculty of Theology


The mission of the Faculty of Theology of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is to train pastors and theologians who would – through their teachings and personal examples – serve both society and the Reformed Church in Hungary.

The Faculty offers an opportunity to study the Old and New Testament in ancient languages, such as Hebrew and Ancient Greek, to learn about theological and ethical thinking in depth, to explore church history in a wider context and to obtain pastoral practice. The theology that is studied and researched at the Faculty today is rooted in the Christian religious reform, which developed from the renaissance and humanist culture of the 16th century.

The forerunner of the Faculty of Theology is the Reformed Theological Academy in Budapest, which was founded in 1855. The Academy (the Faculty of Theology of Károli University since 1993) has been issuing theological doctoral degrees since the end of World War II. The Doctoral School of Theology and the Doctoral Council, which are recognised by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee as well, were established in 1992. For a long period of time the Doctoral School of Theology was the only doctoral school of the University. Besides the Ph.D in Theology  titles, the Doctoral Council regularly awards Hungarian and international personalities with the title of doctor honris causa as well.

The strong points of the Faculty:

  • a balanced combination of theoretical and practical knowledge
  • highly qualified academic staff
  • international recognition and reputation of the Doctoral School of Theology

Courses offered at the Faculty:

First cycle (BA) programmes

  • Teacher of Reformed Religious Education

Single-cycle programmes

  • Theology with Pastor Specialisation
  • Theology
  • Protestant Theology

Single-cycle teacher training programmes

  • Teacher of Religious Education

Second cycle (MA) teacher training programme

  • Teacher of Religious Education

Doctoral studies

  • Doctor of Theology


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