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Divinity, Master

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The Master of Divinity is a first professional degree with the purpose of providing a solid foundation in the various theological disciplines and development of ministerial skills to prepare both lay and priesthood candidates for effective ministry in the Church. This degree prepares persons for pastoral ministry through academic study and supervised practice.


Theological Field Education is more than the application of theology in the practice of ministry, or the acquisition and development of pastoral skills. It is, in itself, a locus of pastoral theology. Field Education provides for the ongoing relationship between theory and practice. It is an experience of learning where the student gains ministerial self-understanding and confidence as a pastoral theologian. 

The student is expected to participate in a variety of pastoral experiences and engage in theological reflection. The theological reflection process and methodology will lead the student to deepen understanding of self and practice of pastoral care while integrating theological studies. Field Education not only promotes the development of the student as pastoral leader but also provides a genuine service to the Church and society as the student responds to the real needs of people in a ministerial setting. Students in the MDiv program register in the Orientation to Supervised Ministry class. 

This class is an instruction to the practice of pastoral care and theological reflection. The first semester students attend classes in preparation for ministry placement and theological reflection in the second semester. The Director of Pastoral Formation at Assumption Seminary works with the TFE Director to coordinate their seminarians’ placements. The specific number of semester hours is listed under the degree program and requirements are described in the course syllabus. The year-long placements for second and third year students require 150 clock hours in the actual practice of ministry, individual supervision in the placement, and participation in peer theological reflection sessions with other students, supervisors and a faculty member who serves as a theological consultant.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Church History II: Holy Roman Empire to the Present
  • Christian Anthropology: Humanity Transformed in Christ
  • Theology of Revelation and Faith (Revelación y fe)
  • Introduction to Missiology: Culture and Religion
  • Christology: Jesus Christ and Human Redemption
  • God in the Christian Tradition
  • Theology of Church and Ministry

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Complete the online application and payment form
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • Goals and Objectives Form
  • Biographical Information Form
  • Three recommendations, on forms provided by the School, attesting to the candidate’s religious, moral, and intellectual qualifications for ministry
  • If necessary, submit official score reports from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE). International Students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to begin Full-Time studies. Test results must be sent directly to the school. Students who have earned an MA are exempt from these tests.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      640 USD/credit
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    • National

      640 USD/credit
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    Living costs for San Antonio

    • 972 - 1510 USD/month
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