Pastoral Ministry

St. John’s Seminary

M.A. On Campus
24 months
20800 USD/year
20800 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Pastoral Ministry from St. John’s Seminary is a two-year full-time (42 unit) degree program consisting of theological and pastoral ministry competency requirements as well as the successful completion of an integration paper or project. 


Pastoral Ministry from St. John’s Seminary is a professional program that offers intellectual, spiritual, and pastoral formation in the Roman Catholic tradition with the purpose of assisting laity and religious who wish to acquire skills essential for effective ministry in the local Church.

Graduates with Pastoral Ministry from St. John’s Seminary will be able to:

  • understand the Roman Catholic theological tradition.
  • engage constructively in theological reflection pertaining to pastoral work and ministry in various parochial and pastoral settings.
  • minister collaboratively and effectively in a diverse multicultural community.
  • communicate effectively the spiritual and intellectual traditions of the Church. 
  •  develop and integrate an authentic personal and ecclesial spiritual life.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • R C I A and the Sacraments
  • Pauline Literature 
  • Marriage and Sexuality
  • Church History and Spirituality
  • Pastoral Counseling 
  • The Prophets 
  • Homiletic Constructions 
  • Catholic Social Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume of ministry experience and statement of purpose 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an institution of higher learning accredited by a principal and recognized regional accrediting organization
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or higher, or a standardized test score that demonstrates likelihood of successful learning at the graduate level
  • Transcripts: official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended 
  • Standardized tests - GRE, TOEFL
  • Citizenship a. Proof of U.S. citizenship; or Documentation of immigration status
  • Fingerprinting/Virtus

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Pastoral Ministry
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