M.A. in M.S. Program Outline & Requirements

The Master of Arts in Ministry & Spirituality is a two-year, twenty-credit program that can be completed on a part-time basis. Students may follow either the Pastoral Praxis Stream, or the Ministry of Spiritual Direction Stream. All students convocate with the Master of Arts in Ministry & Spirituality. See below for specific requirements.

All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs.

MA in MS PROGRAM OUTLINE

Pastoral Praxis Stream:
3 units - Personal and Spiritual Formation
4 units – Cultural Context
9 units – Religious Heritage
4 units – Theological Reflection on Discipleship in Ministry

Ministry of Spiritual Direction Stream:
3 units - Personal and Spiritual Formation
4 units – Cultural Context
7 units – Religious Heritage
6 units – Formation in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

Personal and Spiritual Formation: 3 units

  • RGP3687H Integration for Ministry I: Practicum & Seminar
  • RGP3688H Integration for Ministry II: Practicum & Seminar
  • RGP3682H Integration for Ministry III: Final Integration

Cultural Context: 4 units

  • RGP3281H Religious Experience in the World's Religions
  • RGP3214H Spirituality & Culture
  • RGT1905H Ethical Reflections on Pastoral Practice
  • One Elective in Cultural Context

Religious Heritage: 9 units for Pastoral Praxis Stream
                                7 units for Ministry of Spiritual Direction Stream

  • RGB1501H Introduction to New Testament
  • One Elective in New Testament
  • One Old Testament Elective: Preferably Introduction
  • One History Elective
  • One Theological Elective in Anthropology
  • One Theological Elective in Christology
  • One Theological Elective in Ecclesiology
  • One Theological Elective in Social Ethics
  • One Theological Elective in Systematics or Ethics

Theological Reflection on Discipleship in Ministry: 4 units (for Pastoral Praxis Stream)

  • RGP3218H Pastoral Component: completion of a supervised program of ministerial growth/development of 200 hours.
  • Three Pastoral Electives

Formation in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction: 6 units (for Ministry of Spiritual Direction Stream)

  • Two Pastoral Electives related to discernment, spiritual direction, prayer, spiritual exercises, group spiritual direction, supervision
  • Phase I:  RGP3661H  Introductory Practicum in Spiritual Direction.
  • Phase II: RGP3248Y  Summer session. Retreat in Everyday Life.
  • RGP3269H Supervised Practice and Appropriation of the Ministry of Spiritual Direction. This encompasses the learning processes in Phase III and Phase IV below.
    -  Phase III: Eight-month practice of spiritual direction under supervision. 
    -  Phase IV: A final, integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview.

 

Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality (M.A. in M.S.)