Joseph Galea Curmi studied at the Faculty of Theology, Malta, graduating S.Th.B. in 1988 and S.Th.L. in 1991. He pursued his studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, where he successfully defended his doctoral S.Th.D. thesis in Pastoral Theology in 1998. He was appointed lecturer at the Department of Pastoral Theology in the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta in 1999 where he lectures in Pastoral Theology.
Joseph Galea Curmi is also a member of the Board of the Archdiocesan Institute for Pastoral Formation as well as a member of the European Society for Catholic Theology. He has taken part in several International Conferences.