Master of Arts in Theology, Cor Unum Lay Pathway

Please provide your contact information below. After you submit this form, you will be directed to a more extensive application form. After you start, you may leave the form at any time and your entries will be retained, so you can return and resume the process where you left off.

You will be asked to provide a number of documents, including several to be sent to us directly from third parties. Application checklist:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae listing employment history, educational background, specialized training, community service or volunteer work, publications (if applicable), talents/abilities, and other pertinent information.
  • An essay (typed, double-spaced, 500-750 words) that addresses the following topics:
    -Why are you interested in the MA program at Sacred Heart?
    -How have your life experiences and education contributed to the pursuit of an MA degree?
    -What do you anticipate being able to accomplish with this MA program in the future?
  • A non-refundable application fee of $100 (credit card or check accepted)
  • Two letters of recommendation sent directly to SHSST by the writers. One must be from a pastor or other similar person in a parish, diocese, religious community, or the equivalent.
  • Official transcripts sent directly to SHSST from all previously attended accredited academic institutions of higher learning, with one verifying possession of at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Cor Unum program page here for additional information.

Cor Unum Application Deadline
SHSST is currently accepting applications for the cohort starting in the Summer/Fall of 2025. Enrollment will be limited to 14 students.

All application materials for the MA Program should be directed to:
Mr. Michael Beard
Director of Master of Arts and Pastoral Formation Programs
7335 S. Hwy. 100
P.O. Box 429
Hales Corners, WI 53130-0429

If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact Michael Beard at or at 414-858-4655.