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School of Theology and Ministry

Degree Requirements

* All credits are quarter credits

** Years average is based on FT at 3 classes per quarter

I. Scripture

Fifteen credits

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

II. Systematic and Historical Theology

Twenty-four credits

  • STMM 5000 Christian Anthropology (3)
  • STMM 5010 Christology (3)
  • STMA 5040 God, Creation, and Trinity (3)
  • STMM 5030 Theology in an Ecumenical Context (3)
  • STMA 5000 Hermeneutics and Theological Method in Pastoral Ministry (3)
  • Selective in Systematic Theology (3)
  • STMA 5160 History of Ancient Christianity, or STMA 5170 History of Medieval Christianity (3)
  • Selective in Historical Theology (3)

III. Spirituality, Ethics, and Justice

Eighteen credits

  • STMM 5610 Contemporary Christian Spirituality and Prayer (3)
  • STMA 5700 Spiritual Discernment (3)
  • STMM 5600 Ministry in a Multicultural Context (3)
  • STMM 5470 Christian Sexuality (3)
  • STMM 5040 Christian Ethics (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)
  • 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 5460 Theology of Pastoral Leadership I (3)
  • STMA 5550 Theology of Pastoral Leadership II (3)
  • STMA 5570 MDiv Synthesis (3)
  • Selective in Religious Education (3)

V. Worship and Liturgy

Six credits

  • STMM 5050 Sacramental and Liturgical Theology or STMM 5100 Theology and Practice of Worship (3)
  • Selective in Worship/Liturgy (3)

VI. Electives (27)

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