Specialization in Pastoral Studies
Students who successfully complete a graduate specialization in Pastoral Studies will:
- demonstrate proficient breadth of knowledge concerning the theory and practice of pastoral theology and pastoral care;
- demonstrate depth of knowledge in one or more focused areas of pastoral studies through the completion of elective coursework;
- integrate, synthesize, and apply pastoral studies knowledge through a supervised ministry practicum.
Core Courses (9 credits)
- Pastoral Care and Counseling (3 credits)
- Ministry to Families (3 credits)
- Listening in Pastoral Ministry or equivalent ministry communications course (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)
Electives must be specific to pastoral studies and may include courses coded 40:xxx such as Reflections on Hispanic Ministry; 43:xxx Ministry to Families, Crisis Ministry, Grief in Pastoral Ministry, and 49:xxx Human Development and Christian Maturity, Human Sexuality.
Supervised Ministry Practicum (3 credits)
Note: While not a license to practice pastoral care, a certificate is evidence of training in pastoral care.