CCMA Mission

To be the voice and promote the mission of the Church among students in higher education by empowering campus ministers through formation, networking and resources.

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Catholic Campus Ministry Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Ministry Collaborations

St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

In collaboration with the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA), Saint Meinrad can provide the necessary coursework you need to apply for certification as a Catholic campus minister. If you already possess a master's degree in another field, you will need at least 18 graduate credits in theology. We recommend our 18-credit Graduate Certificate for Campus MinistersIf you are a CCMA member seeking certification, you will receive a $150-per-course tuition discount, whether you pursue a graduate degree or a graduate certificate, or you simply take courses. You may qualify for additional financial aid, as well. Please contact our Financial Aid Office for more details.

Click here to see the St. Meinrad brochure.

Graduate Assistantship/Internship Programs

Description: A number of colleges, universities and ministries offer Graduate Assistantship and Internship programs specifically in the area of Catholic campus ministry. This gives those interested in pursuing a career as a campus minister the opportunity for hands-on experience and understanding of what the field entails.

Relevance: Students of Catholic campus ministry can gain invaluable insight into the work of campus ministers while continuing study, generally towards a Master’s degree. Graduates are ahead in the job market, as they’ve gained experience in their field while completing their studies.

Catholic Graduate Assistantship/Internship Programs Website Links:
The following schools or ministries feature a Graduate Assistantship or Internship program in the area of Catholic campus ministry. Please contact the site(s) you’re interested in for further information.

Bowling Green State University, St. Thomas More University Parish
Website: www.sttoms.com
Contact: Rev. Michael Dandurand
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Phone: 419.352.7555

DePaul University
Website: www.studentaffairs.depaul.edu/ministry
Contact: Robert Ludwig
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Phone: 773.325.7901

Gannon University
Website: www.gannon.edu
Contact: Deacon Stephen Washek
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Phone: 814/871-7435

Greymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute
Website: www.geii.org
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Phone: 212.870.2330

Hilbert College
Website: www.hilbert.edu
Contact: Sr. Jacqueline Benbenek, CSSF
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Phone: 716.926.8928

Kent State University Newman Center
Website: www.kentnewmancenterparish.org
Contact: Rev. John Jerek
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Phone: 330.678.0240

Loyola University Chicago
Website: www.luc.edu/ministry
Contact: Shannon Green
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Phone: 773.508.2206

Marquette University
Website: www.marquette.edu/manresa
Contact: Dr. Susan Mountains
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Phone: 414.288.3693

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota
Website: www.csbsju.edu/SOT/Prospective-Students/SOT-Admission.htm
Contact: Rev. Bill Schipper, OSB
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Phone: 320.363.2791

University of Dayton
Website: www.udayton.edu/ministry/about/ga_program/index.php
Contact: Kelly Adamson
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Phone: 937.229.2574

Villanova University
Website: www.campusministry.villanova.edu
Contact: Dr. Joyce Zavarich
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Phone: 610.19.4484

Wheeling Jesuit University
Website: www.wju.edu/campusministry
Contact: Administrator
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Phone: 304.243.2250

Do you know of a graduate assistantship or internship program in Catholic campus ministry that is not listed above? Please email Chrysta Bolinger at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the school’s name, the website address and the contact person’s name, email address and phone number.