School of Theology and Ministry

Degree Requirements

A spiritually-integrated, interfaith couples & family therapy program

 All credits are quarter credits  

I. Clinical Theory

Thirty-three credits 

  • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
  • STMM 5620 Psychospiritual Development (3)
  • STMC 5500 Family Therapy Theory (3)
  • STMC 5510 Advanced Couples & Family Therapy Skills (3)
  • STMC 5520 Counseling Theory & Techniques (3)
  • STMC 5530 Integrating Systemic & Spiritual Approaches to Couples Therapy (3)
  • STMC 5540 Group Theory & Techniques (3)
  • STMC 5700 Systematic Treatment of Addiction & Abuse (3)
  • STMC 5710 Psychopathology (3)
  • STMC 5720 Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
  • STMC 5750 Systems of Trauma Treatment (3)

II. Theological Foundations**

Nine credits 

  • STMM 5250 Biblical Theologies (3)
  • STMM 5700 Spiritual Discernment (3)
    Choose one of the following:  
  • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • STMM 5750 Images of the Sacred (3)

III. Clinical Integration

Thirty-Seven credits

  • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
  • STMC 5210 Couples & Family Therapy in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • STMC 5220 Couples & Family Therapy: Identity and Ethics (3)
  • STMC 5230 Professional Ethics and Law (1)
  • STMC 5680 Research Methods (3)
  • STMC 5690 Research Seminar (1)
  • STMC 5740 Psychopharmacology (1)
  • STMC 5760 Spiritually-Infused Systemic Child & Adolescent Treatment (3)
  • STMC 5550 Clinical I (3)
  • STMC 5560 Clinical II (3)
  • STMC 5570 Clinical III (3)
  • STMC 5580 Clinical IV (3)
  • STMC 5590 Clinical V (3)
  • STMC 5600 Clinical VI (3)
  • STMC 5610 Career & Professional Development (1)

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE .................. 79

** If you have an advanced degree in theology, please talk with your advisor or the admissions coordinator about waiving the theological courses.