Global Ministries University (GMU) and People’s Catholic Seminary (PCS) collaboratively offer a Master of Pastoral Ministry degree. The degree is granted by GMU and PCS provides the course of study. This program is a service preparation degree, designed for those who are walking the pathway to ordination, the ordained, and members of the inclusive communities of ARCWP and RCWP who seek to continue their education within an interactive supportive seminary environment.
Admissions Process To enroll in the Master of Pastoral Ministry (M.P.M.) degree program, apply directly to GMU, complete and submit application with $25 application fee. Once application and application fee are submitted to GMU, application will be directed to People’s Catholic Seminary.
The application fee includes official confirmation of eligibility, selection of courses, and exact cost of tuition and monthly payments. The applicant is not required to move forward with coursework and tuition payments until this admissions process is completed.
Eligibility A bachelor degree is required for acceptance into the Master of Pastoral Ministry degree program.
Credits Required The total number of credits needed for completion of the Master of Pastoral Ministry degree will be 36.
Prior Learning and Life Experience Allowance A maximum of 18 credits may be awarded for prior learning and life experience combined.
Prior Learning Allowance - A maximum of 18 credits may be awarded for prior learning experience.
Prior Life Experience Allowance - A maximum of 9 credits may be awarded for life experience.
Credits Earned through Global Ministries University Students must earn 18 credits through Global Ministries University.
Method of Study Courses in this program are offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts use a blog format to foster an interactive learning community. Students post assignments and are encouraged to comment on each other’s posts.
To take one course at a time, student may choose either a two or three-year payment plan.
To take two courses at a time, student must choose a one-year payment plan.