Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Health Care Mission Academic Programs

Overview

Housed under the Ashley-O'Rourke Center for Health Ministry Leadership, the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Mission, the Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a Specialization in Health Care Mission, and the Dual Master of Arts in Theology and PhD in Health Care Ethics provide an education and formation for a wide range of professionals and volunteers that strengthens the commitment to Catholic health care and results in deeper engagement in mission.

These programs are designed to provide a solid theological foundation for those committed to Catholic mission and identity in a format accessible to all leaders in active health care ministry. 

Academic Programs

Grounded in the Dominican intellectual tradition of study and the moral teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, and aligned with the Catholic Health Association's competencies for mission leaders, our academic programs offer leaders across the Catholic health ministry the opportunity to continue their education and formation with excellent faculty.

  Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Mission Master of Arts in Practical Theology with a Specialization in Health Care Mission Dual Master of Arts in Theology and PhD in Health Care Ethics
Program Length 12 months

12 months

(after completion of Certificate)

4 - 6 years
Credit Hours 15 credit hours

21 additional credit hours

(after completion of Certificate)

69 credit hours
Program Format

Completely Online 
(asynchronous)

Combined Online
(asynchronous and synchronous)
with Limited Residency Requirements

Residential
Who the program is for

Any health care leaders seeking competency in the theological and ethical dimensions of health care mission

Current or Aspiring
Mission Leaders
Aspiring Clinical, Regional, or System Level Ethicists
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Course Descriptions

Classes in the Center's academic programs provide students with theological depth and are aligned with the Catholic Health Association's competencies for mission leaders.

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