- The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries is one of the few programs in the nation that educates people in the theology of music and equips them with practical tools to become parish music ministers. Students typically have their B.A. in Music and choose this emphasis in order to focus on music ministry.
- The wide-ranging coursework includes sacred music literature and history, Christian Liturgy and liturgical spirituality, hymnody, choral conducting, music ensemble, and private instruction in organ and voice.
The six required foundational course areas are:
The five required Liturgical Music core courses are:
Advanced electives include a broad range of courses, such as:
- Required of all degree-status students
- Designed to help students organize and synthesize what they have learned
- Taken after all coursework is completed or during the last quarter of enrollment
- See Comprehensive Exams for further information.
- For students who plan on pursuing doctoral studies
- A thesis does not act as a substitute for the comprehensive exam
- See Thesis Option for further information.