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  • Michele Meny
    School of Ministry
    Graduate Programs
    Catherine Hall - Rm. 110
    Phone: 972-265-5814
    Fax: 972-721-4076

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Pastoral Ministry

The Pastoral Ministry Program is for those who seek to serve the diverse pastoral needs of the Church and broader world. It equips graduates with appropriate theological knowledge, pastoral skill, and spiritual depth. The following eight courses are required of all students who complete this program:

RPS 6311. Liturgy and Sacraments RPS 6320. Theological Reflection
RPS 6312. Moral Theology RPS 6321. Old Testament
RPS 6313. Systematic Theology RPS 6322. New Testament
RPS 6314. Church History RPS 6010. Proseminar



To meet the diverse pastoral needs of the Church, and its dioceses, parishes, and organizations, the MPM program offers several concentrations in this degree program, each with a unique curriculum:

Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry concentration prepares those interested in working with young adults faced with the challenges of college life, and the often accompanying questions about faith, values, and using one's gifts by providing theological, pastoral and field education.

Church Management

The concentration in Church Management provides ministers with theological, pastoral, financial, and managerial skills crucial for the efficient operation of churches and schools along with field education experience. 

Health Care Ministry

Health Care Ministry combines theology and pastoral ministry courses with on site Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at accredited CPE programs in regional hospitals. This program contributes to the student's ability to meet the certification standards of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.

Youth Ministry

The concentration provides the preparation needed to address the spiritual growth of youth in a parish or school setting. Students in this concentration combine theology and pastoral ministry courses with on-site field education.

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