The Catholic University of America

Pastoral Studies

Goals of the Academic Area

     The Goal of Pastoral Studies is to prepare ordained Catholic Clergy, vowed religious, students for ordination in the Catholic Church and lay ecclesial ministers for pastoral ministry through a coordinated program of courses in academic subjects, pastoral skills, and supervised ministry.  The degrees offered are: Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).  For detailed information about each degree, please click the links above.  


Rev. John Ford, C.S.C.

Associate Professors
Rev. Michael Witczak

Clinical Associate Professors
Msgr. Michael Clay, Area director

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti