Master of Science in Sociology Major in Pastoral Sociology
This program is designed to develop the caring competency of those in ordained and non-ordained ministries, who are committed to the service of the Church-in-the world.
Pastoral Sociology is the study of how Faith is to be grounded on the socio-cultural context of people’s lives, where the task of the pastoral sociologist is to analyze this interaction between religiosity and the social environment. By utilizing sociological tools, the pastoral sociologist is expected to facilitate the transformation of socio-cultural structures and values for a deepening of Faith. Thus, the program is designed to form sociologists who will contribute effectively to pastoral tasks.