The Religious Studies Department offers a master of arts degree in applied theology, as well as credit/non-credit certificate programs in theology and pastoral studies.
Courses are offered that help the student reflect on the faith and experience of not only the Christian community, but in relation to other faiths and world visions, empowering women and men to assume meaningful professional roles within the ecclesial community.
Our program consists of a nontraditional distance format which is tailored to meet the needs of students holding full-time jobs. On-campus meetings are blended with online activities and learning assignments.
Institute of Theology and Pastoral Studies
A Degree that Makes a Difference
Our graduates work as lay pastoral associates, directors of religious education, with Catholic Charities or other social justice agencies, and in other important ministries at the diocesan and parish levels. They are equally successful in completing advanced degrees, and work in community service and nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life for people everywhere. They make a difference.