Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate a capacity to integrate Scripture, Christian history, and theology in relation to the life of the church in the world.
- Demonstrate a capacity to exegete and interpret the Church’s various contexts as the location of God’s mission
- Demonstrate an understanding of Christian ministry using biblical, historical, theological, and contextual insight.
- Demonstrate the ability to narrate an understanding of pastoral formation in relationship to the practices of ministry.
- Demonstrate the ability to participate in God’s work of enacting racial justice by describing and resisting the sin of racism.
- 1 Old Testament*
- 1 New Testament*
- 1 Church History*
- 1 Spiritual Formation
- 1 Contextual Analysis
- 1 Worship Seminar
- 2 Open Electives
- 1 Theology*
- 2 Field Education
- 3 Ministry Electives
- 1 Open Elective
- 1 MAPS Final Project Seminar**
* Students will select 1 course from the 2 introductory courses offered in each of these areas (e.g., Christian Theology I or Christian Theology II). Students who enter the program with prior coursework in these areas may petition for approval to take advanced electives to fulfill these requirements.
** The Final Project Seminar will help students shape and produce an integrative final project that draws from completed coursework and supports their ministerial/vocational objectives.