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MA Theology Students

Now more than ever, lay ministers need to be equipped with the theological foundations that will make it possible to effectively engage youth as they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ within a meaningful, sustained faith. Join youth ministers, directors of religious education, Catholic school teachers, and pastoral ministers as part of the YTM adult mentor cohort. Adult mentors complete a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry in four years of part time graduate theological study that includes mentoring high school leadership youth. Special scholarships provided for those accepted into the program.


Scholarship Requirements

The YTM program is a unique form of graduate theological education that includes mentoring high school youth in discipleship and vocational discernment, helping them to become better leaders for Church and society. Mentoring includes the following responsibilities:

  1. Recruit 1-2 youth to attend the YTM Summer Institute each summer. 
  2. Occasionally connect with youth during the Summer Institute.
  3. Mentor youth in strategic planning and leadership skills through their service-justice project during the school year.
  4. Attend a yearly retreat with youth (usually held the first weekend of January). 


YTM Cohort Course Schedule  

Summer 2016:

Classes will begin mid-May with pre-reading and online work.
Classes will meet on Campus June 13-24 -- two weeks.
M-F, 8:00-11:15 AM

THY 402 Introduction to Christian Tradition

DOCT 406 Christology

PTHM 459 Practicum - Theological Reflection (varied summer meeting times)

PTHM 452 Youth Ministry - WEB CLASS, no campus meetings

Fall 2016:

SSNT 422 Pauline Letters (Fr. Michael Patella)
Weekends (Friday 6:30-9:30 PM; Saturday 8 AM-3 PM)
September 9-10
September 30-October 1
October 21-22
November 11-12

Spring 2017:

LTGY 468 Initiation and Eucharist
Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB
Weekends (Friday 6:30-9 PM; Saturday 9-11 AM, 1-2:30 PM) & regular online involvement
January 20-21
February 17-18
March 24-25
April 28-29