A very special degree for clergy.

10 courses. Completed in as little as 11 months.

Program Highlights

Intro - MEAMIf you are a part of the clergy and looking to advance in leadership, the Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management (MEAM) at the University of St. Thomas is the program for you. This 30-credit hour program teaches you an array of business and management skills such as budgeting, fundraising, management of employees and strategic planning that will only enhance your church, diocesan and parish life.

Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

This program will serve an important purpose in the Church in this country, making all of us better stewards of the resources of the family of God.

Most Reverend Jose Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles

The Goal

The Goal​The program’s goal is to take inspiration from the proven best practices established in the secular business environment and assist the clergy and key figures in parishes, dioceses and religious orders to manage day-to-day administrative responsibilities and to best respond to particular challenges and difficulties that might arise.

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  • The transparent management of financial resources
  • The good organization of human resources
  • Effective communication strategies

We offer the tools needed to support those responsible for serving the primary activity of the Church, especially in this times marked by increasingly scarce resources and ever-changing rules and structures. The program recognizes the “managerial” role of the priest as implicit in his vocational responsibilities and seeks to introduce new approaches and methodologies, new managerial and organizational techniques, for identifying, solving and even preventing crises, as well as reflects on the place of the priest’s managerial responsibilities within his call as to live as shepherd and servant.

Requirements Disclaimer:
This is an online program and international students cannot maintain or obtain F-1 student visa or status or I-20 form through this program.