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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Master's in Theology & Pastoral Studies Program | | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

    Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program

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    Theological and Pastoral Studies Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program

    Put your faith into action at a leadership level with a master's in theology.

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    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.

    Q+A with Current Theology Students

    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

    Accomplished, Accessible Theology Faculty

    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.

    Tuition for 2021-2022

    For the 2021-2022 academic year, tuition will cost $740 per credit hour.

    Bridge Program: Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program

    Ursuline's undergraduate Religious Studies majors may "bridge" into this master's program by taking graduate ministry courses (while still an undergrad) that satisfy up to nine undergrad credits.

    Careers: Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program

    A master's in theology will prepare you to serve in a broad range of pastoral and ministerial settings or as doctoral preparation. Our graduates serve in a variety of ministries, including:

    • Parish ministry
    • Youth ministry
    • Christian education
    • Campus ministry
    • Social justice ministries
    • Prison ministries
    • Chaplaincy
    • Hospice

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