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.