Master of Pastoral Theology Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Master of Pastoral Theology, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the constitutive elements of Catholic theology: its historical development, its contemporary expression within a Vatican II framework, and its context within the broader Christian tradition.

  2. Develop methods of critical theological reflection in response to issues, needs, and concerns of various pastoral contexts within and for communities of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.

  3. Compare and contrast theological positions and values within the Christian community.

  4. Engage the Marianist tradition of education for service, peace, and justice in ways that respond and lead to active participation within changing local and global environments.