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The Master of Divinity at Marylhurst University is a transformative and life-engaging experience.
Marylhurst, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Christian Counseling

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Divinity at Marylhurst University is a transformative and life-engaging experience. In this program, students grow in wholeness through a greater understanding of self, connection with others, the universe and the Divine. The Master of Divinity degree program at Marylhurst develops a strong and balanced theological foundation within an educational, professional and spiritual context. Courses are offered weekdays, weekends and online, to accommodate work, spiritual practice and worship schedules. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of the Master of Divinity program, students will be able to: • Integrate psychology and theology using theological reflection models; • Provide pastoral and spiritual care in one or more settings; and • Develop strategies for maintaining personal physical, intellectual, social and spiritual wellness while providing pastoral and spiritual care to others. CAREER PATHS The Master of Divinity professional degree is designed for students who wish to prepare for a career as a chaplain, spiritual life facilitator, educator or other career that involves the practice of ministry and theology. Students may choose to prepare for ordination in a specific tradition, meeting the requirements of the congregation while taking classes in the Master of Divinity program. Students may fulfill chaplain certification requirements through Master of Divinity coursework. The Master of Divinity prepares students for licensing with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC), the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and the Association of Professional Chaplains. Beginning in 2005, NACC will require a master's degree in a theological area. Students interested in teaching at a college, university or seminar may choose to pursue a doctoral degree. The Master of Divinity is a prerequisite for most Doctor of Ministry programs and some Doctor of Philosophy programs.

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Marylhurst University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Applications are accepted each term with no deadlines; the process generally takes 4 to 8 weeks. - Application and fee to University - Results of Millers Analogies Test - Résumé - Autobiography (2 to 3 pages) - Personal Statement (2 to 3 pages) - Three letters of recommendation - Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework - Admission Interview The interview is designed to clarify whether Marylhurst's Religious Studies graduate program is a good match for the applicant's academic, professional and personal gifts, interests and calls.

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