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.
|Year 1||Year 2|
|1 Old Testament*||1 Theology*|
|1 New Testament*||2 Field Education|
|1 Church History*||3 Ministry Electives|
|1 Spiritual Formation||1 Open Elective|
|1 Contextual Analysis||1 MAPS Final Project Seminar**|
|1 Worship Seminar|
|2 Open Electives|
* 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.