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 of Arts Degree in Ministry in four years of part time graduate theological study that includes mentoring high school youth in leadership. 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 2017:

HCHR 404 History of Christianity II (Dr. Kevin Mongrain)
Online Course: May 15-July 15
On Campus Dates: June 12-16

DOCT 414 Eschatology (Dr. Jakob Rinderknecht)
Online Course: May 15 - July 15
On Campus Dates: June 19-23

Fall 2017:

PTHM 468 Community Leadership (Dr. Bill Cahoy)
Weekends (Friday 6:30-9:00 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM-12:00 PM) & regular online involvement
September 22-23
October 27-28
November 10-11
December 1-2

Spring 2018:

SSOT 416 Psalms (Fr. Dale Launderville, OSB)
Weekends (Friday 6:30 -9:30 PM; Saturday 8 AM - 3PM)
January 19-20
February 16-17
March 16-17
April 20-21