Pastoral Ministry

Oblate School of Theology

680 USD/credit
680 USD/credit
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The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry is a professional degree program that prepares graduates to engage and advance the Church’s mission and ministry in the world. The Pastoral Ministry program gives students the foundation needed to serve as pastoral associates, liturgy coordinators, education directors, youth ministers or pastoral care workers.

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Preparation for specialized ministries such as religious education, youth ministry, pastoral care, liturgy coordinators, and/or pastoral administration.


Students who choose to do so may develop their own concentration in a certain area of study within the curriculum of the degree. Three areas of concentration are offered regularly: Scripture, Spirituality and Hispanic Ministry. Other areas may be developed through academic advisement.

A concentration consists of two elements:

  • At least 7 hours of study in the chosen area, which may include core courses.
  • The final project addressing a topic within the chosen area of concentration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Church History II: Holy Roman Empire to the Present
  • Scriptural Hermeneutics
  • Foundations of Moral Theology
  • Christology: Jesus Christ and Human Redemption
  • Theology of Church and Ministry

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Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General 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

    680 USD/credit
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  • National

    680 USD/credit
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