University of Portland Bulletin 2017-2018


Michael Cameron, Ph.D., director

Faculty: Astorga, Baasten, Butkus, Cameron, Deming, Dempsey, Gordon, Hosinski, McManus, Poorman, Sanchez, Turnbloom

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

  1. Statement of Goals
  2. Current Resume
  3. Three Recommendation forms and letters
  4. A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland
  5. International Applicants: All foreign degrees will be evaluated by International Student Services prior to an admission decision
  6. Official Transcripts (from all previously attended academic institutions)
  7. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  8. International Applicants: An official score from either the TOEFL (minimum score of 80) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam is required
  9. International Applicants: Proof of financial support will be required to attend the University of Portland, but is not required for application review.