At a Glance:
Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation
|Average Completion Time||3 years|
|Cost per credit||$500* (financial aid available)|
|Accreditation||Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities;
Association of Theological Schools
|Location||Portland Center (near Tigard), with online and local format options
|Application Deadlines||Rolling application deadline; apply now for next start date|
*All stated financial information is subject to change.
Online Learning Community
In our Online Learning Community (OLC) programs students form a vibrant learning community by traveling through the degree program with the same group of people. They form connections in cohort by engaging in online dialogue and connecting during face-to-face gatherings in Portland, Oregon.
- Study with the same group of peers throughout the program
- Begin with a three-day on-site Threshold event that ushers students into their cohort community, the dynamics of the Online Learning Community, and the systems needed for success in the program
- Connect outside the classroom on social media, Symposia events, and through student-driven shared face-to-face activities
Plan Your Schedule
Courses run 15 weeks and include online discussions, readings, postings, chats, etc. and meet face-to-face on campus at the Portland Center from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (with an hour-and-a-half lunch) for a minimum of three days and up to one week during fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are offered as online or hybrid courses. The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation degree program lasts three years and is a part-time program.
- Fall: Mid-October
- Spring: Mid-February
- Summer: Late May or early June
This is a mandatory three-day event at the Portland Center for all new students.
Specialize your Degree with Concentration
We offer two concentrations in the MASF degree: spiritual direction and internship. The spiritual direction concentration trains students in the art and practice of spiritual direction. It is required for students who desire training to be certified spiritual directors. The internship concentration is for students who desire to become specialists in spiritual formation. Our concentration options are offered in the Portland and online formats.
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