Certificate in Pastoral Studies


An innovative 12 credit hours academic program in undergraduate pastoral studies at Villanova University.

Offered jointly by the Department and Campus Ministry, the program prepares Catholic college students for lay leadership in the Church. 

Take it in conjunction with any other program in any College.

  1. faith seeking understanding
  2. spirituality as lived experience
  3. the nature of lay ministry
  4. servant leadership
  5. faith-based identity
Please also consult the brochures in the right column of this page.

4 Courses

1 Required Core Curriculum Course

3 Required Program Courses

  1. THL 3760    Faith, Identity, and Calling
  2. THL 3850    Theology of Ministry
  3. THL 3900    Leadership for ministry

A  supervised practicum on campus

Dr. Joyce A. Zavarich

Director, Center for Pastoral Ministry Education & Internship
(610) 519-4484

Joseph S. Mostardi, O.S.A.

Director, Center for Worship
(610) 519-4082

Dr. Fayette B. Veverka

Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
(610) 519-7425