Interested applicants are recommended to apply for the Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality Program (Ministry of Spiritual Direction Stream).
The academic courses are integrated through a four-phase practicum in the ministry of spiritual direction.
Twelve course units of study are ordinarily completed over a two-year period. Nine courses are required; three are electives.
The practicum requirements include: ongoing personal spiritual direction; the initial Practicum in Spiritual Direction (RGP3661H); completion of an eight-day directed retreat; Retreat in Everyday Life (RGP3248Y, summer session). Each course includes the practice of spiritual direction with supervision. The final two phases of the practicum (RGP3269H) include an eight-month practice of spiritual direction with supervision, a 20 page integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview. See below for specific requirements.
All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs.
(concurrent with a Master of Arts in Ministry and Spirituality Program student)
Pastoral Study: 5 Units
Moral Theology: 1 Unit
Electives: 2 Units
Supervised Pastoral Component:
4 Units including Praxis