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Degree Requirements

MA in Applied Pastoral Theology

60 quarter credits

Pre-Course Requirements (2 crs.)

Personal Covenant & Orientation
Graduate Writing
Personal Spiritual Direction, Formation & Mission

Year One: Foundational Content & Practicum I (18 crs.)

Scriptural Frameworks for Pastoral & Spiritual Care
Interfaith Theological Frameworks for Pastoral & Spiritual Care
Pastoral & Spiritual Identity
Pastoral & Spiritual Counseling Strategies
Issues in Pastoral & Spiritual Care
Supervised Practicum I: Special Arrangement or Supervised Practicum I: Cooperative

Year Two: Practical Content & Practicum II (18 crs.)

Liturgies, Rituals, Preaching, Teachings & Spiritual Practices of Christianity, Judaism & Islam
Liturgies, Rituals, Preaching, Teachings & Spiritual Practices of Eastern (& Native American) Traditions
Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Pastoral & Spiritual Care 
Applied Ethics & the Pastoral or Spiritual Care Provider 
Pastoral & Spiritual Care in Times of Loss, Grief & Bereavement
Supervised Practicum II: Special Arrangement or Supervised Practicum II: Cooperative

Year Three: Synthesis/Praxis Content (15 crs.)

Prayer & Spirituality of the Pastoral & Spiritual Care Provider
(W)holy Listening: Spiritual Direction as an Presence to the Journey of the Soul
Contemporary & Personal Theology of Pastoral & Spiritual Care
Theological Reflection in Pastoral & Spiritual Care
Professional Advancement

Master's Project (7 crs.)

Master's Project I
Master's Project II
Master's Project III
Colloquium/Presentation Day for Master's Project
Thesis Completion

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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Hooding Ceremonies: Master's Degree Candidates

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