Students completing the MAPS program will be able to:
- Represent Catholic doctrine and morals appropriately and accurately in a pastoral setting, including catechesis, adult faith formation, and basic instruction in prayer and discernment.
- Interpret magisterial, theological, and ritual texts accurately, insofar as these bear on common questions in religious education and on practical concerns in ministry
- Engage in and articulate mature pastoral-theological reflection, demonstrating prudence, knowledge of the faith, and a realistic appraisal of concrete pastoral/ministerial circumstances
- Collaborate maturely and respectfully with others in ministry, including pastors, religious, laity, and non-Catholics
- Demonstrate competence in one of the program specializations, namely (a) pastoral counseling or (b) pastoral theology, by performing adequately in an appropriate exercise developed for each specialization by the MAPS program director, administered by qualified faculty, and approved by the Academic Dean
- Communicate effectively in the work of evangelization and ministry in a practical and popular way, whether by ordinary speech and writing or via the new media of social communication