The mission of the Religious Studies Department is to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary for maturation of Judeo-Christian humanistic values, appreciation for ecumenical diversity, and application of critical thinking and responsible moral decision making through the pursuit of truth and commitment to the service of others.
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program is designed to prepare students for service in the various fields of ministry. Coursework is outlined to enhance the skills and awareness necessary to fulfill the obligations of pastoral ministry. Students are engaged in learning through their cooperation and communication with established agencies and individuals already in place.
The program applies principles of Christian humanism and the Franciscan philosophy to the spiritual, social, and needs of those served, forming the foundation of Madonna University’s spiritual values.