(male), Candidata theologiæ
(female), abbreviated cand. theol.
is an academic degree
with a long tradition, awarded after a six year higher education in theology
. In Norway, the title has remained after the "Quality Reform
", though it is equivalent to a Master of Theology
The title is protected by law in Denmark and Norway, and can only be issued by three institutions, the University of Oslo, the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo and the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger. The latter two are private.