Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics

As a response to Barry University's commitment to theological education in the Southeast region of the United States and the growing Hispanic population of that region, courses are offered through a collaborative effort with the Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), located at 7700 SW 56 Street, Miami, FL 33155. SEPI is an educational branch of the Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic affairs, Region V and XIV of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The purpose of the MA in Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics degree program is to provide focused theological reflection on the Hispanic and other cultural contexts and social realities currently challenging the ministries of the Christian churches and especially the Roman Catholic Church for lay leadership in the churches. All coursework offered in the MA in Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics is conducted in Spanish.

Admission Requirements and Policies

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
  • Sufficient undergraduate preparation (usually 18 credit hours in Theology / Religious Studies at the undergraduate level) or life experience as verified by objective norms.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A short essay indicating why a graduate degree will help fulfill one's career goals.

Admission is selective, but provisional acceptance may be granted by Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy.

Contact us: For more information, please call (305) 279-2333 or email