School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Pastoral Studies

Degree Requirements

  • * All credits are quarter credits ** Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter

    I. Scripture

    Six credits

    • STMM 5260 Hebrew Scriptures (3)  
    • STMM 5270 Christian Scriptures (3)

    II. Systematic and Historical Theology

    Twelve credits

    • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)  
    • STMM 5010 Christology (3)  
    • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)  
    • STMA 5160 History of Ancient Christianity (3) or  
    • STMA 5170 History of Medieval Christianity

    III. Spirituality, Ethics and Justice

    Nine credits

    • STMM 5040 Christian Ethics (3)  
    • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)     

    IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

    Fifteen credits

    • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)  
    • STMM 5540 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)

    Choose option A. or B: (9)  

    A

    • STMM 5480 Theological Reflection in Ministry (3)

    B

    • STMM 5570 Ministerial and Theological Integration I (3)
    • STMM 5580 Ministerial and Theological Integration II (3)
    • STMM 5590 Ministerial and Theological Integration III (3)

    V. Worship and Liturgy

    Choose one of the following two courses (3)

    • STMM 5050 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology (3) or  
    • STMM 5100 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)

    VI. Electives (9)

    MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 54