The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree at Aquinas Institute of Theology offers two opportunities to engage in field education: Supervised Practice of Ministry (SPM) I and II, taken in sequence. The successful completion of a Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at an ACPE Certified institution can, with the permission of the Director of Field Education, be taken in lieu of SPM II. The field education curriculum at Aquinas Institute assists the student in developing a pastoral leadership style that is marked by effectiveness, service, integration, and a special commitment to the ministry of the Word.
- Students who hold a MAPS degree from Aquinas are prepared to serve in a number of ministerial careers in a wide range of settings.
- Graduates have gone on to serve as high school and college campus ministers, catechists, directors of religious education or adult faith formation, parish pastoral associates, liturgy directors, chaplains in hospitals or hospices, and in many other ministries.
- Scripture Elective
- Sacramental & Theological Foundations of Ministry
- Theology ot Worship
- SPM II or Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
- 36 months
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- Resume or CV
- Personal Statement
- Reflection Paper
- Standardized Tests
- Three References
- Application Fee
International13866 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 36 months.
National13866 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 800 USD per credit during 36 months.
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