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Master of Arts in Justice Ministry

Master of Arts in Justice Ministry
 (36 credit-hours)

This degree provides ministers with expertise in dealing with theological and pastoral issues related to reconciliation and peace-making processes within the Church and the world. It is possible to concentrate studies in one of the following areas: environmental justice, racial justice, reconciliation, or social justice.

Distance Learning Option

Up to twelve credit-hours may be earned entirely online. Other courses may be offered in the blended format of both on-site and online coursework.

Educational goals and outcomes for students

•  Attainment of a solid grounding in Catholic theological warrants for justice in a globalized world

•  Attainment of a specialized knowledge of one issue area: environmental justice, racial justice, reconciliation, or social justice

•  Attainment of a set of practical skills that enables the employment of best practices in ministry for justice

•  Integration of theological knowledge, skills in issue analysis, and ministerial practices for justice ministry


All applicants should have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent.

Course of StudyCredit-hours
Foundational and Introductory Courses:  
FP4001: Theology and Practice of Ministry2
FR4001: Religious Experience in Context2
Introduction to Old Testament2
Introduction to New Testament2
Area Course Requirements: 
E4000: Introduction to Moral Theology3
EMP4100: Catholic Social Teaching3
D4XXX: Survey of Systematic Theology3
E4003 Social Analysis for Pastoral Praxis2
Electives Focused on area concentration12
Ministry Practicum and Capstone: 
M4204 Ministry Practicum (1 semester 8hrs/week)3
I5310 Capstone2

Additional Program Requirements

•  The following non-credit workshops are required prior to registration for Ministry Practicum: Virtus Training, Issues in Human Sexuality, Professional Standards, Ministry Practicum Orientation & Interview, and Ministry Practicum Orientation and Theological Reflection.

•  Participation in appropriate spiritual formation program.

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