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Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program

Since 1982, CTU has been serving the Hispanic Church of the United States by offering courses, programs and events that prepare lay and ordained ministers to work with the Latin@ Catholic community in the U.S. and around the world. 

Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program (HTMP)

Catholic Theological Union offers courses in Hispanic Ministry to provide theological education that is historically, culturally, and religiously grounded in the U.S. Hispanic/Latin@ context and experience.  These courses are directed toward both Hispanic and non-Hispanic persons who are interested in ministry with the rapidly growing U.S. Latin@/Hispanic communities.  These courses are useful in any of CTU’s degree programs and can be used for the Hispanic Studies Concentration in the MAPS program.


Master of Arts in Hispanic Theology and Ministry (MA-HTM) Degree

The MA-HTM degree can be obtained almost entirely online, with minimal on-campus requirements that can be fulfilled in intensive formats in summer courses.  Students also participate in the Emmaus Lay Formation Program online and during the summer residential requirement. 

CTU also offers other educational opportunities such as seminars, workshops, community dialogue, and special events. Catholic Theological Union cooperates with the Ecumenical Hispanic Resources Committee on Academic Cooperation in Hyde Park and with other centers in the Chicago area to ensure effective pastoral training that is responsive to the needs of local Hispanic communities.

Click here to read article in Catolico about the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program, the Oscar Romero Scholars Program and CTU's efforts to provide educational opportunities to the Hispanic/Latin@ communities. (en Español )

Click here to read Carmen Nanko-Fernández's article in America  about "The Preferential Option for Culture in Latino/a Theology" colloquium held on March 26, 2015 at Loyola University Chicago.

For more information on the Hispanic Theology and Ministry courses, contact:

Carmen Nanko-Fernández

Phone: 773.371.5533