Applications for admission into the Graduate Resident Ministry Program in the Fall of 2022 will be accepted starting August 1, 2021. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2022. After February 1, applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space permits.
Applicants begin by completing the Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences application and selecting either the MA in Ministry and Theology or the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry as their primary or secondary discipline of study.
Applicants must be accepted into a master’s degree program at Villanova before being considered for the GRM Program. Once applicants are admitted into their academic degree program, they will automatically be entered into the review process for the GRM or the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry Program if these have been indicated in their application.
All application and admission information for the MA in Ministry and Theology (48 credits) and the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (24 credits) can be found in the Graduate Programs in Theology.
If you are applying to Campus Ministry’s GRM Program as an applicant to a degree program in another department, then you need to follow the application and admissions requirements for that department. You must also select the Certificate in Pastoral Ministry as a "secondary discipline" on the Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences application.
All applicants to either the MA or Certificate programs in ministry will have a preliminary video interview on a rolling basis. Admission decisions will also be made on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants who have completed their application by the February 1 priority deadline will be invited to have a second, lengthier video interview for consideration for the GRM Pprogram (and other funding opportunities) by no later than mid-February. Decisions about the GRM Pprogram will be made by March 1.