Integrate faith into the academic and ministerial environment of Villanova University.
Each fall semester, Villanova's Center for Pastoral Ministry Education and Internship admits a limited number of graduate students (approximately four) to the Villanova Campus Ministry Graduate Internship Program (CMI).
|First||Our joint program - MA in Theology; Certificate in Pastoral Ministry; Campus Ministry Internship - advances theological and ministerial studies within the Augustinian tradition and prepares you to become a responsible Church minister, educator, and leader. The program provides you with the opportunity to enrich your understanding of the mission of the Church, locally and globally, and deepen your academic knowledge in lay ministry (“mind”) in order to minister effectively (“heart”) on campus and in the world.|
|Second||The program implements in theory and practice care for the growth of the whole person (which is [at] the heart of theVillanova University mission). Thus, the Augustinian character of the program emerges. Enriched by the tradition of St. Augustine, whose theology powerfully related faith and reason, you will study (Combined MA/CERT Program) and work (Graduate Internship) in programs known for educating lay ministers who understand what they believe and practice what they know. That is, your education enriches Campus Ministry because you will be, on campus, a competent minister and leader trained in the image of Augustine.|
|Third||The program recognizes the responsibility of Campus Ministry within the prophetic mission of the Church. It fosters a community of inquiry that examines Christian theological and lay ministerial traditions and advances faculty, ministry staff, and student commitment to excellence in theological and lay ministerial education.|
The program combines academic studies in Theology, Counseling, and Lay Ministry with practical training in campus ministry. Students meet the requirements for
the Combined MA in Theology and Certificate in Pastoral Ministry Program, and
the Villanova Campus Ministry Graduate Internship Program.
This page explains the requirements of the Combined MA/CERT program for Campus Ministry Interns. Non-interns, please consult this page. Also, please see the Program Requirements Checklist for specifics.