Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS)

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies prepares students for ministry in a variety of pastoral settings. Through coursework in biblical studies, systematic and pastoral theology, integrative seminars, supervised practice of ministry and other learning experiences, this program integrates theology and the practice of ministry with the development of a personal pastoral identity. Degree Program Outcomes for the M.A.P.S.

How do I apply?

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program should have adequate preparation in the liberal arts, including social and behavioral sciences, as well as some background in Scripture, theology and philosophy.

To apply, follow the instructions contained in the Application for Admission.

MAPS Course Requirements

Course Title Credit Hours
Proseminar 3
Bible Interpretation 3
Scripture Elective 3
Introduction to Theology & Theological Method 3
Supervised Practice of Ministry (SPM) 1 3
Ecclesiology 3
Christology 3
Foundations of Pastoral and Ethical Care 3
Sacramental & Theological Foundations of Ministry 3
Theology of Worship 3
Church History I or Church History II 3
SPM II or Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 3
Foundations of Catholic Morality 3
Integrative Seminar 1
Electives 8
Lay Spiritual Formation I-IV 4 units
Total Hours 48 credits + 4 units