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School of Theology and Ministry

Chaplaincy Specialization

I. Scripture

Fifteen credits

  • STMM 5260 Hebrew Scripture (3)
  • STMM 5270 Christian Scriptures: Narratives (3)
  • STMA 5380 Christian Scriptures: Letters (3)
  • Selective in Hebrew Scripture (3)
  • Selective of Choice in Scripture (3)

II. Systematic and Historical Theology

Fifteen credits

  • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • STMM 5010 Christology (3) or STMM 5750 Images of the Sacred (3) 
  • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
  • STMA 5000 Hermeneutics (3)
  • STMA 5160 History of Ancient Christianity (3) or STMA 5170 History of Medieval Christianity (3) or STMM 5630 Christian Spirituality (3)
  • Selective in Systematic Theology (3)

III. Spirituality, Ethics, and Justice

Eighteen credits

  • STMM 5040 Christian Ethics (3)
  • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
  • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
  • STMA 5700 Spiritual Discernment (3)
  • Selective in Ethics or Justice (3)

IV. Pastoral Skills and Ministerial Formation

Twenty-seven credits

  • STMM 5530 Pastoral Care Skills (3)
  • STMM 5540 Fostering Communities of Faith (3)
  • STML 5610 Transformational Leadership
  • STMM 5570 Ministerial and Theological Integration I (3)
  • STMM 5580 Ministerial and Theological Integration II (3)
  • STMM 5590 Ministerial and Theological Integration III (3)
  • STMA 5420 Chaplain as Reflective Practitioner - Theologian (3, 1 unit CPE)
  • STMA 5570 MDiv Synthesis I (3)
  • Selective in Religious Education (3)

V. Worship and Liturgy

Six credits

  • STMM 5050 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology (3) or STMM 5100 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)
  • STMM 5500 Preaching the Word: Homiletics (3)

VI. Chaplaincy Specialization

Fifteen credits

  • STMA 5620 Psycho-Spiritual Development (3)
  • STMM 5520 Family Systems in Ministry (3)
  • STMC 5520 Counseling Theory and Techniques (3)
  • STMC 5540 Group Counseling Theory and Techniques (3)
  • STMC 5700 Systematic Treatment of Addiction and Abuse (3)

VII. Specialization Electives

Nine credits

  • STMA 5430 Chaplaincy I: Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3, 1 unit CPE)
  • STMA 5440 Chaplaincy II: Grief and Loss Counseling (3, 1 unit CPE)
  • STMA 5450 Chaplaincy III: Brief Counseling in Pastoral Care and Counseling (3, 1 unit CPE)
     

VIII. General Electives (9)

Students may take up to 6 credits of Greek and 6 credits of Hebrew as electives.

 

MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE..................117