MATS Program

The Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS) is a graduate program of theology serving lay and religious students as theological preparation for ministries other than priestly ministry, including diaconate formation, or for theological enrichment. The program is aligned to the academic standards of The National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons. Candidates in the permanent deacon programs of the Archdiocese of Miami and the Diocese of Palm Beach receive their academic formation through the MATS program. Those interested in the MATS program may contact Father Steven Olds, Director of Non-Resident Students, for more information.