Lay Programs: Now Accepting Applications


Three Available Lay Programs:

Masters of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)

Interested in rigorous, deep study and exploration of Catholic theology? This track is an exclusively theological graduate degree program consisting of in-depth study and research in the major theological areas.

Institute for Lay Ecclesial Ministry (ILEM)

Interested in a robust Catholic leadership program? This program consists of ministry training that combines theological studies with human, spiritual and pastoral formation, culminating in a special commissioning by one’s diocesan bishop as a Lay Ecclesial Minister.

Masters in Pastoral Leadership (MAPL)

Interested in earning a professional degree in theology and ministry? This degree program is designed to offer comprehensive theological formation that is directed toward the practice of ministry. In addition to coursework in theology, students also engage in ongoing pastoral, human and spiritual formation, and complete a capstone project addressing specific ministry challenges and opportunities.