In response to the needs of academic theological education for Hispanic leadership, within the framework of the growing Hispanic population in the United States, The Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), in consortium with Barry University, offers a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics. The Department of Theology and Philosophy at Barry University academically accredits this master's degree with the title of Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics (MA.PASM). This program of academic theological training at the Masters level is offered completely in Spanish.


- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.O (B) indicated by grade certifications.
- Sufficient pre-graduation preparation (usually 18 credit hours in Theology / Religious Studies in pre-graduation courses) or practical experience verified by objective standards.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- A short essay indicating why a graduate degree will help you achieve your professional goals.

The purpose of the Master's program in Hispanic Pastoral Ministry is to provide a theological reflection focused on Hispanic cultural realities and contexts. The Program is designed to empower Hispanic leaders in their faith communities. It is a program with a solid theological basis and a clear pastoral orientation, which integrates pastoral formation and experience in the field. Matters of fundamental, biblical, dogmatic, liturgical, moral and pastoral theology appear in the curriculum.


- Introduction to Theology (3 credits)
- The Bible and its Liberating Message (3 credits)
- Jesus and his Community of Faith (3 credits)
- Principles of Hispanic Ministry (3 credits)
- The Sacraments and Liturgical Creativity (3 credits)

- Anthropology and Religiosity of Hispanics (3 credits)
- Pastoral Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
- Ethical Principles and Social Doctrine (3 credits)
- Theology of the Ministries (3 credits)
- Courses (15 credits)

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