Master of Arts in Ministry

The Master of Arts in Ministry grounds students in the theological tradition and prepares them for service in parish and social ministries.

M.A.M. Program Information

Application Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or the equivalent
  • Official transcripts of post-secondary coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation from educational or professional contacts
  • Typewritten narrative
  • Resume/CV

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission 


By pursuing this course of study, students will grow in their capacity to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to those who hunger and thirst for justice and peace.

The Master of Arts in Ministry grounds students in the Catholic theological tradition with an emphasis on the Collegeville Core: scripture, monastic spirituality, and liturgy. Students study systematic, historical, moral, and practical theology in order to learn competent ministry practice.

Students may choose one of five concentrations:

Youth and Family Evangelization Spiritual Direction Pastoral Care Liturgical Leadership Diaconal Ministry


Some students are preparing for ordination as deacons, while many, through their participation in the Youth in Theology and Ministry program, work with young people. These students are grouped as cohorts with assigned courses taken together. Others, choosing from a wider range of courses, are preparing for different pastoral leadership roles.

Though students in this program have diverse ministerial interests, their study and formation help them all to recognize and respond to the call to service they received through baptism. Thus, they can acknowledge their gifts, develop competencies for ministry, and experience firsthand the joys and challenges of serving the people of God.