M.A. On Campus

Practical Theology and Ministry

Barry University

12 months
990 USD/credit 29700 USD/year
990 USD/credit 29700 USD/year
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The MA in Practical Theology and Ministry is a professional theology degree at Barry University for those graduate students who have been called to a particular lay ecclesial ministry in the Roman Catholic Church or preparing for ministerial service within an Orthodox or Protestant setting. 


Key Features

If you are called to serve as directors of RCIA and religious education programs, or being a pastoral counselor or pastoral care associate, or being a chaplain in hospitals or in the military, or minister to youth groups, immigrant workers or as an itinerant preachers, this is the place for you! Our program underscores the importance of the application of theology to everyday life and ministry. Spiritual formation, coursework, and research will help you develop practical solutions to the contemporary ministry challenges of an ever growing and diverse People of God.

Barry University's MA in Practical Theology and Ministry features an excellent environment that reflects the reality of the 21st century. First, our theological foundations and faith commitment are rooted in a Catholic international university rooted in the Adrian Dominican tradition, a tradition dedicated to seeking truth, valuing diversity, and promoting peace. Second, being located in Miami Shores, a village twenty minutes from vibrant Miami and Fort Lauderdale, makes it uniquely situated in the crossroads of the Americas. In fact, our students represent a diverse community of academic vocations and lay and ordained ministries with various cultural backgrounds and faith traditions. Our faculty is energized by the opportunity to meet and work with people of diverse cultures and faiths.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Jewish Cultures
  • Christian Scripture 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Most programs require a $30 nonrefundable application fee. This fee is waived for Barry alumni or those referred by Barry alumni.
  • You must submit complete official transcripts from every college or university attended, regardless of whether or not a degree was completed. If you previously attended Barry University, you do not need to re-submit any transcripts already on file. 
  • Submit a statement of purpose (goals) or career narrative statement as required by the specific school.
  • Provide the required recommendations in support of graduate study.
  • Supply current admission entrance examination scores (EAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT), as required by the individual school or program. In general, test scores older than five years will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 990 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    29700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 990 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for North Miami

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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