Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) or Certificate in Pastoral Studies (CPS) Program

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2018-2019 MPS/CPS Program Course Listing (DPCL)

The Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) is a 36-credit hour degree program. The Certificate in Pastoral Studies (CPS) is a 36 continuing education units program. Requirements for the Master of Pastoral Studies or the Certificate of Pastoral Studies consist of:

Further Information

Theological Core Courses: 3 crs. or 3 CEUs per course
LIM 703 Introduction to Practical Theology
LIM 711 Jewish Roots of Christian Faith (Old Testament)
LIM 712 Christian Origins (New Testament)
LIM 714 Grace, Christ, and Spirit
LIM 722 Church, Sacraments, and Liturgy
LIM 704 Spirituality, Morality, and Ethics

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Decision / Discernment Process: non credit
For extension students only.

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Focus Area Courses: 3 crs. or 3 CEUs per course
Christian Spirituality for Ministry
LIM 827 Spirituality for Ministers
LIM 828 History of Christian Spirituality
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Digital Culture and Ministry
LIM 826 Digital Media and Ministry
LIM 885 Religious Communication
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Marketplace Ministry
LIM 819 Spirituality and Theology of Work
LIM 820 Ministry in the Marketplace
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Pastoral Life and Administration
LIM 844 Parish Life and Ministry
LIM 845 Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Ministry
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Religion and Ecology
LIM 813 The Universe as Divine Manifestation
LIM 814 The Emergent Universe: Our Sacred Story
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
LIM 870 Foundations of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
LIM 876 Youth and Young Adults: Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Small Christian Community Formation
LIM 809 Inner Life of Small Christian Communities
LIM 810 Public Life of Small Christian Communities
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization
Pastoral Care
LIM 849 Intro. to Pastoral Care and Counseling
CNSL 830 Counseling Theories
CNSL 835 Intro. to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CR)
CNSL 836 Individual Counseling Skills Lab (1 credit hour co-requirement of CNSL 835)
LIM 897 Clinical Pastoral Training (CPT) Practicum (in lieu of LIM 886)
Individualized Program
Two focus area courses (chosen in consultation with advisor)
LIM 861 Pastoral Leadership and Organization

This focus area is available on a limited basis in the online program.

★ Students in the online program may take this class as an elective or as part of an individualized focus area program.

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Elective Courses: 3 crs. or CEUS per course
Normally, two other focus area courses to be selected in consultation with advisor. View course descriptions GO»

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Capstone Course: 3 crs. or CEUs
LIM 886 Pastoral and Educational Praxis

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