The Master of Sacred Theology Degree is usually an extension of the Master of Divinity/Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree. It is designed as a one-year program beyond the M.Div./S.T.B. to broaden and deepen a student’s theological skills within a more specific area. The goal is to apply these skills in their particular ministry, and in dialogue with their own cultural context. It comprises eight units taken through the Basic Studies Program.
The shape of this one-year degree is determined by the student in consultation with the Program Director. Students are encouraged to be intentional in setting their own learning goals within the parameters of the program. The program can be completed on a part-time basis.
All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs.
3 units at the 3000 level and 3 units at the 6000 level.These may be selected from within the four TST departments with a view to forming a concentration of courses in one of the four departments.
2 additional units comprising the following:
Option A: A Supervised Ministry Placement with the following written assignments:
· Ministry Placement Rationale
· Contextual Analysis
· One Case Study
· One Student and one Supervisor Questionnaire relating to the student’s goals,
performance, and growth in the placement
Option B: A final integration paper (approximately 40 pages)