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 2018:

HCHR 402 History of Christianity I (Kevin Mongrain)

On-Campus June 11-15, 2018

PTHM 401 The New Evangelization in a Secular Age (Dr. Jeff Kaster)

On-Campus June 18-22, 2018

Fall 2018:

PTHM 454 Ministry Through the Life Cycle (Dr. Barbara Sutton) 
Friday: 6:30 - 9:30pm / Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
September 14-15
October 19-20
November 9-10
WEB work to finish the course

Spring 2019:

SSNT 422 Pauline Letters (Dr. Charles Bobertz) 
Friday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm / Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm
January 25-26
February 15-16
March 15-16
April 5-6