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Pastoral Ministry, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Livonia, MI, United States
Pastoral Ministry from Madonna University prepares students to serve in a variety of Christian ministries: parishes; hospitals; hospice centers; prisons; college or high school campuses.
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At Pastoral Ministry from Madonna University students will explore a wide range of topics preparing you to understand important dimensions and concerns of the human experience and the roots of the Franciscan values of respect for the dignity of each person, reverence for creation, peace and justice, and education for truth and service.


  • Parish Ministry
  • Campus Ministry
  • Youth Ministry 
  • Hospital Ministry
  • Hospice Ministry
  • Prison Ministry
  • Peace and Justice Ministry
  • Nursing Homes/Care Centers
  • Shelters/Soup Kitchens
  • Sunday School/Catechist
  • Bereavement Ministry
  • Retreat Work
  • Mission Work/Volunteer Corps
  • Peace and Justice Ministries
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • NGOs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines for applicants transferring in the US:

    • Summer - 01/03
    • Fall - 01/05
    • Winter - 01/11
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theology of Ministry 
  • Old Testament: Torah and Historical Writings 
  • Old Testament: Prophets and Wisdom Literature
  • New Testament: The Four Gospels 
  • New Testament: Acts, Epistles, and Revelation
  • Principles of Catholic Social Doctrine
  • Christian Spirituality 
  • Worship and Sacraments 
  • Pastoral Counseling 
  • Moral Issues in Business 
  • Environmental Ethics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  •  Interview with Program Director
  • Complete the online application for undergraduate admissions
  • Official high school transcript (final transcript after graduation with graduation date posted)
  • ACT/SAT score(s)
  • AP, IB test score(s)
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Official English Language Proficiency Test Results 
  • Financial Statement for students needing an F1 visa
  • A copy of your passport photo page. If not available, then a copy of a government issued card that has the legal spelling of your name
  • If currently residing inside the U.S., a copy of your US permanent resident card or VISA

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Livonia

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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