The Loyola School of Theology offers a non-degree Certificate in Pastoral Ministry for students who are capable of graduate work, but are disqualified from entering the degree programs of the School because of lack of an undergraduate degree or other reasons. The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry parallels the MA in Pastoral Ministry, requiring a total of 45 credit units. Click here for the MA in Pastoral Ministry curriculum.
Requirements for Admission
Those with at least two (2) years of college education may be admitted to the Program. The following application requirements should be submitted to the Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs a month before the opening of classes:
a) Duly accomplished LST Application Form (click here to download the form)
b) One ID picture (“2 x 2”)
c) One photocopy of original Transcript of Records from previous school and its English translation if the Transcript is in a foreign language
d) One page single-spaced Personal Essay introducing oneself and indicating one’s motivation in applying to the Certificate Program
e) Letter of Recommendation from the Religious Superior, Bishop or Official of the applicant’s institution
f) Application Fee (PhP 100.00)
Applicants are required to take the Entrance Examination at the Bulatao Center for Psychology Services and the LST English Proficiency Test administered by the LST Secretary.