Why get an MAPRTM from Barry University?

Barry University’s Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry offers you the opportunity to deepen the theological foundations of your faith commitment and to do so in practical ways. At Barry, you will find a unique, multicultural learning environment, strong faculty support, and convenient study options.

Unique Learning Environment

Barry is a Catholic university rooted in the Adrian Dominican tradition, a tradition dedicated to seeking truth, valuing diversity, and promoting peace. Our master’s program features an excellent combination of theological education and ministerial formation in Roman Catholic and other Christian traditions.

Strong Faculty Support

Barry’s fulltime faculty members provide the one-to-one attention and professional expertise that will foster your academic, personal, and ministerial growth.

Study Options

An exceptional aspect of the Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry at Barry University is the program schedule. You can pursue the degree in any of three ways:

  • In the Traditional Semester Option, classes are scheduled in the evening, generally from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. You can enroll in one to three courses per semester.
  • The Winter and Summer Term Optionallows you to pursue the degree even if your schedule is extremely tight or you live in another area of Florida or another state. Classes are scheduled daily during a two-week residency period. Six week pre-residency and post-residency periods enable you to complete readings, assignments, and a research paper.
  • In the Study-through-the-Year Option, students enroll in both the traditional semester courses and the winter/summer term courses. This option can reduce the amount of time it takes to graduate and increase your breadth of study.

Concentration and Areas of Interest

In Barry’s Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry, you have the opportunity to take a concentration in Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry. You can also focus on an area of interest, including Biblical Theology, Sacramental/Liturgical Theology, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Institutional and Military Ministry, or Health Care Ethics.

Contact Us

We thank you for taking the time to consider how a Master of Arts in Practical Theology and Ministry from Barry University can help you deepen your theological foundations in practical ways. If this sounds like the right program for you, you can apply online now. Or if you have additional questions, you can request information or ask us a question online. We can also be reached at 305-899-3469 or 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3469 or by emailtheology@barry.edu.