School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Transforming Spirituality

Spiritual Direction Specialization

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

     I. Scripture  

    Six STMM credits, including

    STMM 526 Hebrew Scriptures (3) STMM 527 Christian Scriptures (3)

    II. Systematic and Historical Theology

    Nine credits

    • STMM 500 Christian Anthropology (3)
    • STMM 563 History of Christian Spirituality (3)

    Choose one of the following courses (3)

    • STMM 501 Christology (3)
    • STMM 503 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
    • STMM 505 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology (3)
    • STMM 510 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)
    • STMA 504 God, Creation and Trinity (3)
    • STMA 593 Images of God (3)

    III. Spirituality, Ethics and Justice  

    Twenty-one credits:

    • STMM 547 Christian Sexuality (3)
    • STMM 560 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMM 561 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
    • STMA 561 Psycho-Spiritual Development (3)
    • STMA 570 Spiritual Discernment (3)
    • Elective in Justice (3)

    IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

    Twenty-seven credits

    • STMM 553 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
    • STMM 554 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)
    • STMM 573 Spiritual Retreats: Theory, Design, and Implementation (3)
    • STMA 574 Spirituality Synthesis (3)
    • STMM 557 Ministerial/Theological Integration I (3)
    • STMM 558 Ministerial/Theological Integration II (3)
    • STMM 559 Ministerial/Theological Integration III (3)
    • STMM 571 The Art of Spiritual Direction (3)
    • STMA 553 Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum I (3)
    • STMA 554 Art of Spiritual Direction Practicum II (3)

    V. Electives (9)

    MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE ................. 72

    Alternatives

    Post-Master's Certificate in Transforming Spirituality