Pastoral Ministry Certificate

This B.A.-level Scholarship at Mexican-American Catholic College is intended to assist Hispanic pastoral leaders in the Church, who have not started or completed their higher education. The program is in Spanish.

The Mexican American Catholic College is a national leader in multicultural formation programs
The Mexican American Catholic College is a national leader in multicultural formation programs.

In conjunction with Catholic Extension, the Mexican-American Catholic College is offering students from mission dioceses a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. Over the course of 4 years, each student will complete 54 hours of education and grow as a leader and transformative agent of change. The 54 hours of education will count toward the completion of a B.A. degree. Those who complete this B.A.- level certificate can potentially apply these credit hours toward a future M.A. degree program at an ATS-accredited school of theology, should they wish to continue their education. 

The program will take four years to complete and will result in a Pastoral Ministry Certificate. Students who are accepted through Catholic Extension’s application process will then be given approval to move forward with the Mexican-American Catholic College’s student application process.

Duration: 4 years
Value to Participating Student and Diocese: $41,360 (per student)

*While this is a distance learning program, we recommend that the student is on-site at MACC for a five day period at least once a year. If this requirement presents a problem, please contact Veronica Avila at Catholic Extension after submitting your application.


To Apply:

  • Complete the Online Application Form (one application required per student) by the deadline of Friday, April 23, 2021.

Important Dates:

  • June 1, 2021– First day of summer semester classes

For More Information

Contact Veronica Avila, Senior Manager of Mission Programs, at 312.795.5128 or