University of Portland Bulletin 2015-2016


Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, Ph.D., director

Faculty: Baasten, Butkus, Cameron, Cooper, Deming, Dempsey, Gordon, Hosinski, McManus, Sanchez

The master of arts in pastoral ministry program is a theological resource for the region, administered by the University of Portland. Classes are taught by members of the University’s extensive theology faculty, whose individual areas of specialization encompass the various sub-disciplines of theology.

The program approaches theology not only as an interesting enterprise but also as a vitally important service to the Church. Students and faculty pursue theology in a manner that is spiritually and intellectually formative and relevant for the changing conditions of both Church and society.

The M.A.P.M. program embraces the understanding that theology is an effort to comprehend the mystery of God. This theological vision, recovered both through the Second Vatican Council and through ecumenical conversation, empowers the members of the Church to partake fully in its life and ministry.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of the Graduate School previously cited, an applicant must have an undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. The M.A.P.M application supplement, including a statement of purpose, must also be completed.