Master in Pastoral Studies in Spiritual Formation and Care

The Master in Pastoral Studies program acknowledges the important role that the laity plays in the life and health of thriving congregations.

Recently, a growing concern for churches has centered on spiritual formation and care in various contexts—congregations, hospitals, and prisons among others. This particular track seeks to respond to that concern by preparing students in the program to engage the theological, biblical, and spiritual basis of formation and care, as well as becoming acquainted with the psychological theories that undergird formation and care. The 40-credit program will culminate with a practicum in a chosen ministerial field, and an integrative paper that demonstrates competency in both the theory and practice of spiritual formation and care.

Courses include: Loss and Grief, Trauma and Recovery, Theology and Theological Languages, Care of Persons, Care of Worlds and more.


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For Further Information

Please contact Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at 859-280-1256.


♦ Updated 05/07/2020