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Why Study Pastoral Ministry MAPM at Madonna University?

  • Prepare to serve in a variety of Christian ministries: parishes, hospitals, hospice centers, prisons, college or high school campuses
  • Explore areas of theology providing a solid foundation for Christian ministry
  • Specialize in chaplaincy preparation, pastoral/parish ministry, or hospice, bereavement, or criminal justice ministry
  • Network with professionals and resources through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), and Madonna University’s Department of Hospice and Palliative Studies and Department of Criminal Justice
  • Excellent faculty, well-versed in their fields and dedicated to student success
  • Courses can be taken on campus, online, or in a combination of both

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry prepares you for professional roles of Christian service within a faith community or in other settings where people are in need. Pastoral ministers are privileged to walk with people at significant moments of their lives – sacramental preparation, the passages of youth and young adulthood, illness, bereavement, trauma, loss, birth, and death. They serve in parishes, hospitals, hospice centers, nursing facilities, prisons, and on campuses. A great need going forward, especially as our society ages, is for certified lay chaplains to bring the presence of Christ to the aged, the imprisoned, the dying – all those facing the great mysteries of life’s journey. If you feel the call to offer your gifts and talents in order to make a difference where there is great need, consider Pastoral Ministry at Madonna.

CareersEmployers of Alumni
Chaplaincy Good Mourning, Inc.

Church-related ministry (parish ministry, youth
ministry, parish administration, liturgical ministry)
Campus ministry: college or high school

Henry Ford Hospital
Hospital ministry Oakwood Hospital
Hospice ministry  
Prison ministry  
Nursing homes/care centers  
Catholic Charites  
Protestant Social Services  
Shelters/soup kitchens  
Retreat work  
Spiritual direction