A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for graduation from the program, no course counting toward graduation may carry a grade of less than a C.
More than most master’s degree programs, the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry uses a wide assortment of course formats and teaching methods: intensive modules, half-semester courses, full-semester courses, lecturing, mentoring, internships, seminars, papers, and projects. For a more detailed explanation of the various course formats, please refer to “Academic Policies: Program Formats ”.
While students in the M.A. program in Pastoral Ministry take a few modular courses during their first year, they take all their courses as modules during their second year. This allows the second-year students to engage in their mentored youth ministry experience on a full-time basis and gives them the option to do that mentored experience at locations quite distant from Olivet’s campus in Bourbonnais, Illinois.