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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
      • GRE or MAT results
      • Typewritten narrative
      • Resume/CV
      • List of books and articles read in the previous three years

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Application Deadline: Rolling Admission 


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

Through their initial coursework in scripture, liturgy, doctrine, moral theology, and history of Christian thought, students gain a foundation in the basic areas of theological study as well as see how these areas are interrelated and assist one another in reflection upon the mystery of God. 

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.

As students progress in their coursework, they will grow personally and professionally in the four pillars of formation as outlined in Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord:

  • Human
  • Spiritual
  • Intellectual
  • Pastoral
After SOT

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.

Degree Information

Financial Support

Financial support at Saint John's School of Theology and Ministry comes in the form of tuition scholarships, professional development, fellowships, graduate assistantships, and more.

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Courses

Housing

Graduate student housing is available in Emmaus Hall on the SJU campus.

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