MAPS Core Curriculum

As the above list describes, two co-requisite classes are required of all students when they first matriculate into the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program, and these are PAS 602 Fundamentals of Practical Theology and DTH 645 Nature and Grace.

The 12-credit hour core curriculum and 12 credit concentration curriculum required for the M.A. in Pastoral Studies Program includes the following:

Core

  • PAS 683 Pastoral Counseling I
  • PAS 511 Mission and Evangelization
  • MTH 841 Catholic Social Teachings
  • PAS 720 Nurturing the Domestic Church: Fostering Authentic Marriage, Family Life and Spirituality.

Concentrations

  • General Studies – 4 courses within the concentration
  • Marriage and Family Studies – 4 courses within the concentration
  • Spiritual Direction – 4 courses within the concentration
  • Pastoral Counseling – 4 courses within the concentration
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry – 4 courses within the concentration
  • Catechetical Ministry – 4 courses within the concentration

Electives

  • Any course may be taken as an elective.

As part of the 36-credit core course curriculum, students in the M.A. in Pastoral Studies Program must successfully complete either a comprehensive examination.

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