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Pastoral Theology

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  • Program requirements

The Master of Pastoral Theology aims to equip graduates to exercise various forms of ministry and pastoral leadership for their particular ecclesial, institutional and social contexts.  As one of our graduate degree professional programs in practical theology, it brings together the resources of the Faculties of Theology and of Human Sciences to support its interdisciplinary character. Students learn to discern the sociological and psychological dimensions of a theologically reflective practice that attends to the complexities of the social and ecclesial context of ministry.

Throughout the program, students form a culturally and ecumenically diverse cohort that supports their integral formation for ministry integration of theory and practice. The overall objectives of the program are achieved through a learning model comprised of six courses, a supervised pastoral placement, as well as a three-trimester practicum that ends with an integrative research paper.  

This program is offered on-campus and full-time students typically complete it in one year. Students may also register on a part-time basis.