MS/MA in Pastoral Ministry
master's and post-master's programs
The Boston College School of Nursing and the School of Theology and Ministry offer a joint degree option leading to two separate graduate degrees, a MS in nursing, and a MA in pastoral ministry. This program prepares students for advanced nursing practice while providing ministry skills useful in a variety of pastoral settings such as religious congregations and health care institutions.
The joint degree option enables students to earn the two master's degrees simultaneously in three years, or in two academic years with summer study. The plan of study can be extended if the student prefers part-time study.
Students can choose to specialize in any of the clinical specialty areas offered by the Boston College School of Nursing. Nurse practitioner and clinical specialist options are available.
Please note that interested students should submit application materials to both the Connell School of Nursing, and to the School of Theology and Ministry. Students must be admitted to both programs (and meet all program application requirements) to pursue the dual degree option.