The Institute in Pastoral Ministries (IPM) responds to the educational needs of persons engaged in collaborative ministries in the Roman Catholic Church. Others enroll because they seek to know Catholic doctrine, theology, pastoral practices, and canon law.
Continued decrements in enrollments in IPM have necessitated the closure of the Institute's academic programs, and it is no longer accepting applications. This has been a very difficult decision because of IPM graduates' significant contributions to the Church for over 25 years. Our final cohort of students will complete coursework in 2013.
Accreditation & Affiliations
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The IPM is a member of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM), the National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM) and the National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA).