Master of Pastoral Ministry: Campus Ministry Concentration
The Campus Ministry concentration prepares those interested in working with young
adults faced with the challenges of high school and college life, as well as the often
accompanying questions about faith, values and vocation. Pastoral skills are developed
through course work, field education and a capstone project.
In addition to the core courses, the following courses, plus six credit hours of elective pastoral ministry courses, are required to receive a Master of Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in campus ministry:
RPS 6330. Ministry in the Church: This course explores the contemporary phenomenon of ministry in the Catholic Church
from the angles of theology and pastoral practice. Theological exploration focuses
on biblical visions of ministry, the history of ministry in the church, and its doctrinal
underpinnings and implications, especially in ecclesiology. Pastoral consideration
reflects on attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary for effective pastoral ministry
in today's church. Integrating these perspectives, the course includes discussion
of issues related to the contemporary ministerial scene and critical ecclesial documents
on ministry formation.
RPS 7361. Pastoral Ministry Internship - Campus Ministry: This supervised placement in ministry provides a structured experience of field education.
Working with a supervisor you will have a hands-on experience in ministry while developing
yourself, your goals, and your understanding of this ministry field. Students may
register for the course more than once.
RPS 7391. Ministry Capstone - Campus Ministry: Students take this course in their final semester. It provides an opportunity for
them to integrate previous coursework and reading with the knowledge and skills required
to address particular pastoral tasks effectively. The student will work seasoned ministerial
practitioners who will provide onsite supervision. Capstone projects require the completion
of a detailed application and written approval by School of Ministry faculty supervisors
several months prior to registration.