Santa Clara University

Graduate Progam in Pastoral Ministries


  • iconGraduate Commencement Ceremony will take place on June 13, 2014

    Graduate Commencement Ceremony - Friday, June 13, 2014

    4:00–5:00 PM
    Commencement Liturgy, Leavey Center
    5:00 PM
    GPPM Reception Benson Memorial Center, Williman Room
    7:00 PM
    Graduates line up for procession in front of the Bookstore; Doors to the Leavey Center open to ticketed guests only
    7:30–9:15 PM
    Graduate Commencement Ceremony
    9:15–10:15 PM
    President's Reception, Malley Fitness Center

    For more information click here.

  • iconComprehensive Exams

    Those students entering the program now are no longer required to take comprehensive exams. Those of you currently in the program who have not printed out the questions from the prior version of the website may contact the GPPM office for copies of the comprehensive exam questions.
  • iconHave you considered chaplaincy as a ministry?

    What will be your ministry for the church? Have you considered pastoral/spiritual care ministry as a board certified chaplain?

    Over half of the members of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) are lay women and men, endorsed as lay ecclesial health care ministers serving in hospitals, hospices, long term care, and a variety of other settings.

    For nearly a half century (founded in 1965) NACC members have continued the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church. Would you consider this profession?

    Go to this page to find answers to many questions, a video on the chaplaincy ministry, as well as testimonies by many serving in this spiritual care field. Also visit the NACC website homepage for a brief video on chaplaincy.

    And please consider becoming a student member, by filling out an application form here. Being a member will help your discernment by connecting you with other members who are working in or preparing for the spiritual care ministry.


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