School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Pastoral Studies

Diaconal Ministry Specialization

  • * All credits are quarter credits ** Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter 

     I. Scripture  

    Six  credits

    • STMM 5260 Hebrew Scriptures (3)
    • STMM 5270 Christian Scriptures: Narratives (3) or STMA 5380 Christian Scriptures: Letters (3)

    II. Systematic and Historical Theology

    Twelve credits

    • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
    • STMM 5010 Christology (3)
    • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
    • STMA 5160 History of Ancient Christianity (3) or STMA 5170 History of Medieval Christianity (3)

    III. Spirituality, Ethics, & Justice

    Nine credits

    • STMM 5040 Christian Ethics (3)
    • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality & Prayer (3)

    IV. Pastoral Skills & Ministerial Formation 

    Fifteen credits:

    • STMM 5530 Pastoral care Skills (3)
    • STMM 5540 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)
    • STMM 5570 Ministerial/Theological Integration I (3)
    • STMM 5580 Ministerial/Theological Integration II (3)
    • STMM 5590 Ministerial/Theological Integration III (3)

    V. Worship and Liturgy 

    Three credits

    • STMM 5050 Sacramental & Liturgical Theology (3) or STMM 5100 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)

    VI. Denominational Specific Requirements (9)
     

    Nine credits

    Roman Catholic

    • STMM 5070 Deacon Studies I (3)
    • STMM 5080 Deacon Studies II (3)
    • STMM 5090 Deacon Studies III (3)

    Lutheran (ELCA)

    • STMA 5840 Lutheran Confessions (3)
    • Advanced Scripture (3)
    • Elective (3)

    MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE ................. 54