Program Requirements

Hours: 18

Track A – With Master’s–level Theology Background - 18 hours

Theological/Spiritual Foundations – 3 hours

RPS 508Theology of Community and Leadership (3)

Leadership & Organizational Foundations – 12 hours

RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)

BUS 600Finance and Accounting for Leaders (3)

MGT 610People in Organizations (3)

MGT 675Leadership : Communication and Influence (3)

Legal Foundations – 3 hours

LGS 625Legal Issues in Organizations (3)

Track B – With Master’s but Without Theology Background - 18 hours

Theological Foundations – 6 hours

RPS 500Coming to the Well,Theology of Ministry in a Changing World (3)

RPS 508Theology of Community and Leadership (3)

Pastoral Foundations – 3 hours

RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)

Leadership & Organizational Foundations – Choose two from the following three:

BUS 600Finance and Accounting for Leaders (3)

MGT 610People in Organizations (3)

MGT 675Leadership : Communication and Influence (3)

Legal Foundations – 3 hours

LGS 625Legal Issues in Organizations (3)

Track C — Degree and Certificate-seeking, concurrent with Master’s degree study

Program Requirements — Degree: 36 hours plus Certificate

Pastoral Foundations — 3 hours

RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)

Leadership & Organizational Foundations — 9 hours

BUS 600Finance and Accounting for Leaders (3)

MGT 610People in Organizations (3)

MGT 675Leadership : Communication and Influence (3)

Legal Foundations — 3 hours

LGS 625Legal Issues in Organizations (3)

Track D – Certificate-seeking, post baccalaureate degree – 21 hours

Theological Foundations – 6 hours

Choose two from the following three:

RPS 500Coming to the Well,Theology of Ministry in a Changing World (3)

RPS 514Spirituality of Leadership (3)

RPS 508Theology of Community and Leadership (3)

Leadership and Organizational Foundations - 9 hours

BUS 600Finance and Accounting for Leaders (3)

MGT 610People in Organizations (3)

MGT 675Leadership : Communication and Influence (3)

Pastoral Foundations – 3 hours

RPS 512Pastoral Practicum (3-6)

Legal Foundations – 3 hours

LGS 625Legal Issues in Organizations (3)

Admission Requirements

Individuals applying for admission to the graduate program in religious studies must submit the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A non-refundable application fee.
  • An official undergraduate transcript with a baccalaureate degree noted from a regionally accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 sent directly from the undergraduate institution(s) to the Office of Graduate Admission, College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
  • A short (5-page) essay explaining the purpose for application and goals in pastoral ministry.
  • An interview with the Graduate Admission Committee.

***The College of Mount St. Joseph will become Mount St. Joseph University effective July 1, 2014. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***