Enter the workforce prepared to serve

Earning a pastoral ministry degree from the University of Saint Mary will give you the knowledge to immediately enter the workforce or attend graduate school. Many graduates find jobs within the field within six months to a year after graduating. Every graduate is prepared to enter graduate school, if they so choose.

As a pastoral ministry graduate, you’ll find careers waiting for you across the country. You’ll be prepared for opportunities such as:

  • Director of religious education

  • Coordinator of youth ministry

  • High school campus minister

  • Diocesan youth director

  • Pastoral associate

  • Associate director in religious non-profit organizations

The average salary for professionals with pastoral ministry degrees is approximately $30,000 per year.


Preston Becker - Class of 2012

USM Theology & Pastoral Ministry double major now working as the Catholic Campus Minister for Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indianapolis, Ind.

“My classes were challenging, and the faculty helped us all grow, not only as students, but as people. I really like the diverse group of faculty members working at USM. They have a passion for teaching and that passion helped light a fire inside my heart as well.”
“It’s a great group of people, and I’m definitely thankful for the experience.”