Among the values of a Catholic University is the professional commitment to contributing to the development and wellbeing of society in any ethical and moral way through God’s teachings. In this context, the Pastoral Theology Master’s program seeks to respond to the questions and challenges of the world and faith. A graduate with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Theology is a specialist who is capable of analyzing and reflecting on the reality in Latin America and Chile, creatively working to promote their own abilities and teamwork through the creation and passing of knowledge. This program focuses on the theoretical, social and pastoral approaches.
- To shape Pastoral Agents (pastors, both religious and secular) who can develop a sufficient level of interdisciplinary ecclesiastic work leading to plans and actions which promote reflection and pastoral action, as well as sacramental, liturgical and catechetical strategies in pastoral environments.
- To strengthen their own understanding of the discipline and express both Theology Departments, as a space for interdisciplinary pastoral thought in the university and the influential impact on the northern part of the country.
- To develop an interdisciplinary perspective on pastoral agents.
- To create academic/institutional opportunities to develop a permanent theology-pastoral research facility. To support future student pastoral, socio-ecclesiastical projects.
- To use theological-pastoral tools of analysis to relate their ideas to the social sciences so that the students can develop the ability to formulate and evaluate social and pastoral projects.
The program is aimed at professionals (pastors, both religious and secular) who have a degree in Theology recognized or certified with a Bachelors in Theology or Religious Sciences.
This program accepts professions who have a recognized professional title or degree and sufficient training in Dogmatic Theology, in order for applicants to fully take advantage of the Master’s program.
Plan of Studies
The Pastoral Theology Master’s Degree Program is two years of courses and seminars distributed in intensive periods including four weeks in January and a year-long online project with the course and seminar professors and a mentor assigned to each student who will meet with them in July each year.
The Program is worth 64 Transferable Credits (SCT).
Starting in the first semester, students will begin working with their mentor on their thesis and four of the seminars in the first and second year are directly related to it. The idea is that the students will finish this academic program with a completed thesis project.
The Pastoral Theology Program is for people who have an academic degree or equivalent from a Chilean or foreign university and an educational background that ensures their eligibility for the duration of the program. If necessary, pastors who studied in a diocesan seminary may need to accredit and validate their studies. Foreign students (pastors or secular) should present their studies certificate from their university to the Chilean Government to be validated.
This program may be offered to academics who have a background in a field related to Theology, such as in philosophy or the humanities. Religion teachers can also sign up for the program. All of the prospective students should have a solid biblical and theological background and a pastoral life, endorsed by the bishop or other theologist.
|General Fees||1$264.000.- (CLP)|
|1st Year Enrollment Fee||$1.400.000.- (CLP)|
|Total Program Fees:||$2.800.000.- (CLP)|
|Observations:||Admission 2016 – Coquimbo campus only
Program fee does not include general fees or cost of academic diploma.
*2017 Admission Fees.
Campus and Schedules
Campus: Antofagasta y Coquimbo
The Pastoral Theology Master’s Degree Program is two years of courses and seminars distributed in intensive periods, a four-week period and a year-long online project with the course and seminar professors and a mentor assigned to each student who will meet them in face to face for one week.
Director: Marcelo Sepúlveda
Telephone: (56-51) 2209951
Secretary: Mirtha Cortés
Telephone: (56-51) 2209950