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 Regional Office of the Southeastern US Bishops for Hispanic Ministry, Region V.

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry for Hispanics is to prepare lay ecclesial ministers and to provide focused theological reflection on Hispanic cultural contexts and social realities currently challenging the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian communities. All coursework offered in the program 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 Ext. 1 or email

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