Specializations

Biblical Studies

Do you have a passion for Scripture? This 12-hour specialization provides opportunities to dig deeper into Old Testament and New Testament studies and interpreting biblical languages.

If you plan on furthering scholarly pursuits and/or want to be equipped for lifelong preaching and teaching from biblical texts, this specialization is for you.

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Chaplaincy

Are you called to comfort those in distress? Are you drawn to help those in crisis or in grief? This 12-hour specialization is designed to develop a framework for understanding how to be a thoughtful presence to diverse populations and in various contexts.

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Christian History and Theology

What is the foundation of our faith? What historic events and movements have shaped us? These and other questions are addressed in this 12-hour specialization, which provides the opportunity for specialized study of topics such as Christian ethics, women in church history, the history of various traditions and movements, as well as intercultural studies and eco-theology.

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Spiritual Direction

Do you feel called to lead and encourage others in their faith walk? This 12-hour specialization offers the theoretical basis for understanding the practice of spiritual direction and provides the learning context to develop related skills.

If you wish to become a certified spiritual director, this is a required training component, after the successful completion of a graduate degree program and supervision.

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Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

What role will you play in discipling others? This 12-hour specialization is designed to train discerning and gifted people as spiritual guides in the Christian tradition and develop ministry skills for helping others become more Christlike in their everyday living.

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