Put your faith into action at a leadership level with a master's in theology.
The Theological and Pastoral Studies (TAPS) program is designed for women and men who are called to leadership and scholarly service in the church and in the world. Grounded solidly in the Catholic and Ursuline tradition, this master's in theology program welcomes students of all denominations and reflects an ecumenical approach in its course content, Biblical studies, and curricular offerings.
If you feel called to ministry, consider earning a Certificate in Lay Ecclesial Ministry. The courses in Scripture, systematic theology, moral theology, and pastoral and ministerial skills required by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese for its certification as a Lay Ecclesial Minister are available through Ursuline College. For more information on the Diocesan Lay Ecclesial Ministry Certification program, click here.
What distinguishes Ursuline’s program is its focus on practice in the field of pastoral care, rather than only on doctrine. Its flexibility with working adults and its accommodation for unexpected life events make it an empathetic and holistic place to learn, grow, and thrive. -Julianne Kurdila
The master's in theology and pastoral studies faculty members teaching in Ursuline's TAPS program hold the terminal degrees in their field and are popular public speakers and authors.