School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Pastoral Studies

Diaconal Ministry Specialization

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

     I. Scripture  

    Six  credits

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

    II. Systematic and Historical Theology

    Twelve credits

    • STMM 500 Christian Anthropology (3)
    • STMM 501 Christology (3)
    • STMM 503 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
    • STMA 516 History of Ancient Christianity or STMA 517 History of Medieval Christianity (3)

    III. Spirituality, Ethics, & Justice

    Nine credits

    • STMM 504 Christian Ethics (3)
    • STMM 560 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMM 561 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)

    IV. Pastoral Skills & Ministerial Formation 

    Fifteen credits:

    • STMM 553 Pastoral care Skills (3)
    • STMM 554 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)

    Choose one combination

    • STMM 555 Personal Identity and Pastoral Call (3)
    • STMM 556 Professional Identity and Pastoral Call (3)
    • STMM 548 Theological Reflection in Ministry (3)

       Or

    • STMM 557 Ministerial/Theological Integration I (3)
    • STMM 558 Ministerial/Theological Integration II (3)
    • STMM 559 Ministerial/Theological Integration III (3)

    V. Worship and Liturgy 

    Three credits

    • STMM 505 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology (3) or
    • STMM 510 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)

    VI. Denominational Specific Requirements (9)
     

    Nine credits

    Roman Catholic

    • STMM 507 Deacon Studies I (3)
    • STMM 508 Deacon Studies II (3)
    • STMM 509 Deacon Studies III (3)

    Lutheran (ELCA)

    • STMA 584 Lutheran Confessions (3)
    • Advanced Scripture (3)
    • Elective (3)

    MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE ................. 54