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.

Admission Requirement

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with a general weighted average not lower than 2.00 from Collegiate Studies or its equivalent
  2. Official Transcript of Records (Original or Certified True Copy) of Collegiate Studies with REMARKS: COPY FOR DBST
  3. 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)
  4. Four (4) copies of 2×2 picture or passport size
  5. Transfer Credentials Certificate or Honorable Dismissal from school last attended
  6. Entrance Examination Fee

Additional Requirements for INTERNATIONAL  APPLICANTS

  1. Photocopy of passport bio-page (showing photo, latest admissions, and authorized stay)
  2. Photocopy of ACR (Alien Certificate of Registration) & CRTS (Certificate of Residence for Temporary Student)
  3. Photocopy of Student or Missionary Visa

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of 45 credits with grade per subject not lower than 2.00 (70% of the final grade)
  2. 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)
  3. Submission of three hard copies and one electronic file (CD) of the approved project paper with Abstract.
  4. Final general weighted average not lower than 2.00