Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies
Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Program Details

A concentration in Pastoral Studies is available through the Holy Apostles College and Seminary online Master of Arts degree program.  Designed to fit the needs of working adults, courses can be completed 100% online.  Graduates may find pursuable career pathways in lay leadership, youth ministry, and educational leadership.

Concentrations cover topics including but not limited to:

  • Catechetical ministries
  • Marriage and family studies 
  • Pastoral counseling 
  • Spiritual direction

Develop the abilities and skills to teach others, hone your sense of social responsibility, or take on pastoral issues in the Catholic church today.  Earn your master’s degree online with Holy Apostles, and reach professional, personal, and spiritual goals.


  • Official transcripts
  • Personal essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A GPA of 3.0 is strongly recommended
  • A bachelor's degree

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education