12 months
790 USD/credit 28440 USD/year
790 USD/credit 28440 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry at Oblate School of Theology 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 from Oblate School of Theology gives students the foundation needed to serve as pastoral associates, liturgy coordinators, education directors, youth ministers or pastoral care workers.


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

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
  • Basic Pastoral Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application and payment form. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, undergraduate and graduate, reflecting degree(s) received from an accredited U.S. institution or equivalent training at an institution outside the U.S. sent directly to OST. Student copies are not acceptable.
  • 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:
  • One from someone in authority within the applicant’s denominational structures verifying his/her good standing;
  • One from someone who is qualified to attest to the applicant’s academic ability;
  • One from any person of the applicant’s choosing. 
  • If necessary, submit official score reports from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Records Examination (GRE). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 790 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Antonio

972 - 1507 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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