The Campus Ministry Graduate Internship and the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry train young adults to serve the Church through a rigorous and integrated program of theological and ministerial education and formation. They combine a masters degree in Theology (or another discipline) with a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. The Certificate portion of the degree includes ongoing, supervised practicum experience.
The degree program and the practicum are carefully integrated through an established partnership between Campus Ministry and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. The integration of these two components enables the students' academic coursework to strengthen their practical training, and allows their ministerial practicum experience to focus and guide their theological study.Our Campus Ministry Interns (CMIs) live in first-year or second-year residence halls and develop opportunities for undergraduate students to grow holistically through participation in liturgy, service, social justice work, retreats and shared reflection. This residential ministry work serves as the practicum component of the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry.
The Certificate can also be pursued apart from the Campus Ministry Internship program. Students who choose this option fulfill the practicum component of the Certificate through a local (non-residential) supervised ministry placement.