- The Pastoral Liturgy emphasis attracts committed lay leaders and parish staff members who have already gained extensive ministry experience as Eucharistic Ministers, Chaplains, Lectors, or Music Ministers. They seek an M.A. degree in order to advance their skills and prepare for future positions such as Director of Liturgy or Music Director.
- Coursework focuses on the Eucharist, the liturgy and liturgical spirituality, ritual, sacraments of healing, and music.
The six required foundational course areas are:
The four required Pastoral Liturgy core courses are:
Advanced electives include a broad range of courses, such as:
Pastoral Liturgy Advising Form (PDF)
- 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.