MASTER IN PASTORAL MINISTRY

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
  7. APPLICATION FORM

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