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
Associate director in religious non-profit organizations
The average salary for professionals with pastoral ministry degrees is approximately $30,000 per year.
A THEOLOGY SUCCESS STORY
Preston Becker - Class of 2012
USM Theology & Pastoral Ministry double major now working as a youth minister in a Catholic parish in Lawrence, Kan.
“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.”