Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies

Program Overview

Aquinas Institute of Theology’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) program is designed to prepare students for service to the Church in a variety of Christian ministries.  This 48 credit-hour degree program provides students with the opportunity to integrate their theological education with pastoral and ministerial study and practice. One of the goals of this program is to assist our students in developing the skills required for theological reflection where what is learned in the classroom is enriched by concrete experiences in the field. In this way students can better respond to the needs of those they will meet in future ministries.

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Program Details

*Integrative Project: At the conclusion of the program, the student should be prepared to make a public presentation of a 10-12 page paper that is an integrative statement of the student's theology of ministry. It should identify the key principles that shape the student's understanding of God, Jesus Christ, the Church, moral life and Christian worship, as well as how the student sees these principles in relationship to one another and to the ministry the student hopes to undertake. The presentation period of one hour should include time for questions and answers.

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