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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program / Frequently Asked Questions | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

    Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program

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    Master of Arts in Theological and Pastoral Studies Program

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take to complete the program? The program can be completed in two and a half years.

    Can I complete the program part-time? Yes, the program can be completed part-time or full-time.

    How much does the program cost? View graduate tuition and costs here.

    Do you have to be Catholic to complete the program? No, the program is open to anyone of any faith/non-faith background.

    How much theology, Catholicism is taught in classes? Classes are focused on creating opportunities for the development of personal ministry goals, reflective assessment of those goals, and practical skills to achieve the goals in a ministerial setting. Emphasis comes from a Christian perspective and other faith backgrounds are explored.

    Does this program prepare you for a career in religious life (as a priest, nun/sister)? No, this program is geared for anyone who wants to work in a lay ministry role in the church such as a youth minister or enhance a career in pastoral ministry.