The University of St. Thomas

Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (MAPM)

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry degree program prepares men and women for leadership and service in the Church as lay ecclesial ministers.  This preparation involves the appropriation and integration of intellectual, pastoral, spiritual, and human formation as recommended by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord (2005).  It also prepares candidates to demonstrate competence in the criteria approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission of Certification and Accreditation in the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers (2003).