The Master in Pastoral Ministry (MPM) is a three-year non-thesis program designed to form the following:
- Religion Teachers & Coordinators
- Catechists & Leader in Catechesis
- Youth Ministers & Formators of the Youth Ministers
The program aims at professionalizing these people by giving them solid biblical , theological, and pastoral foundation in their chosen field of specialization. They are given basic skills in animating, planning, and organizing the pastoral work in various settings: parish, school, community, groups, and movements.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) authorizes the DBST to confer the Civil Master’s Degree (in Catechetics, Youth Ministry, or Family Ministry). Classes are held on Saturdays from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
- Bachelor’s Degree with a general weighted average not lower than 2.00 from Collegiate Studies or its equivalent
- Official Transcript of Records (Original or Certified True Copy) of Collegiate Studies with REMARKS: COPY FOR DBST
- Letter of Recommendation from Local Superior or Formator-in-Charge (for Religious), Current Employer (for Employed), Parish Priest (for Catechists), President/Head of Organization (for Lay)
- Four (4) copies of 2×2 picture or passport size
- Transfer Credentials Certificate or Honorable Dismissal from school last attended
- Entrance Examination Fee
- APPLICATION FORM
Additional Requirements for INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
- Photocopy of passport bio-page (showing photo, latest admissions, and authorized stay)
- Photocopy of ACR (Alien Certificate of Registration) & CRTS (Certificate of Residence for Temporary Student)
- Photocopy of Student or Missionary Visa
- Completion of 45 credits with grade per subject not lower than 2.00 (70% of the final grade)
- Passing of Oral and Written Comprehensive Examinations [CE] (30% of the final grade)
- Written Comprehensive Examination on specialization subjects (30% of CE grade)
- Oral Comprehensive Examination on core and major subjects (70% of CE grade)
- Submission of three hard copies and one electronic file (CD) of the approved project paper with Abstract.
- Final general weighted average not lower than 2.00