School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Relationship and Pastoral Therapy

Degree Requirements

  • A Couples & Family Therapy Program

     All credits are quarter credits

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

    I. Theological Foundations**

    Nine credits 

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

    II. Clinical Theory And Technique

    Fifty-two credits 

    • STMC 5210 Relationship & Pastoral Therapy in a Multicultural Context (3)
    • STMC 5220 Relationship & Pastoral Therapy: Identity and Ethics (3)
    • STMC 5230 Professional Ethics and Law (1)
    • STMC 5500 Family Therapy Theory (3)
    • STMC 5510 Advanced Relationship & Pastoral 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 5680 Research Methods (3)
    • STMC 5690 Research Seminar (1)
    • STMC 5610 Career & Professional Development (1)
    • STMC 5700 Systematic Treatment of Addiction & Abuse (3)
    • STMC 5710 Psychopathology (3)
    • STMC 5720 Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
    • STMC 5740 Psychopharmacology (1)
    • STMC 5750 Systems of Trauma Treatment (3)
    • STMC 5760 Spiritually-Infused Systemic Child & Adolescent Treatment (3)
    • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
    • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
    • STMM 5620 Psycho-Spiritual Development (3)

    III. Clinical Integration

    Eighteen credits

    • 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)

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