Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Children's and Family Ministry - St. Paul

Online with Intensives

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
SP 510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
Degree Specific Requirements
CF 510Introduction to Children's and Family Ministry3
CF 610Ministry with Families throughout the Life Cycle3
CF 612DEGlobal and Missional Perspectives in Children's and Family Ministry3
CF 620The Teaching and Learning Process3
CF 630Leadership of Children's and Family Ministry3
PC 632Pastoral Care of Children and Families3
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP 001Formation Assessments0
TL 001Vocational Assessments0
Total Credits36

A minimum of 36 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.C.F.M. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Arts (Christian Thought)

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
HS 510Church History Survey3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
Electives6
SP 510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
TS 605Theology and Contemporary Culture3
or TS 739 Theology in a Global Context
PH 780Senior Integrative Seminar: Missional Apologetics3
or GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP 001Formation Assessments0
Total Credits36
 

A minimum of 36 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.(C.T.) program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 

Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy - San Diego

Face to Face

Core Requirements
BT 508The Bible and the Interpreter1.5
HS 640Christian Lives and Spirituality in History1.5
NT 508Introduction to the New Testament: Scripture and Story1.5
OT 508Introduction to the Old Testament: Scripture and Story1.5
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
TS 520Theology & Psychological Theory: An Integrative Seminar3
Degree Specific Requirements 1
MF 625Theories and Best Practices of Marital and Family Therapy I3
MF 626Theories and Best Practices of Marital and Family Therapy II3
MF 627Research Design and Evaluation3
MF 629Community Mental Health3
MF 633Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families3
MF 635Individual Development, Aging, Family Life Cycle3
MF 644Counseling Couples in Relationship3
MF 645Psychological Assessment3
MF 646Individual and Family Psychopathology3
MF 662Clinical Issues in Human Diversity3
MF 675Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy3
MH 627Group Psychotherapy3
MH 645Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology3
MH 655Chemical Dependency, Addictions, and Co-Occurring Disorders3
MH 656Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response3
MF 715Supervised Clinical Experience I3
MF 716Supervised Clinical Experience II3
MF 717Supervised Clinical Experience III3
MF 785Marital and Family Therapy Senior Integrative Seminar1
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP 002Formation Assessments0
Total Credits67

A minimum of 67 semester credits is required for graduation.  The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Paul

Core Requirements
Take 12 credits of Biblical Theological Foundation Core Courses. Follow instructions below: 112
At least 3 credits of Bible courses from the following:
Hermeneutics 2
The Bible and the Interpreter
Introduction to the New Testament: Scripture and Story
New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation
New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
Introduction to the Old Testament: Scripture and Story
Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings
Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
At least 3 credits of Theology courses from the following:
Systematic Theology I: God the Creator
Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer
Christian Social Ethics
Theology & Psychological Theory: An Integrative Seminar
Other optional core courses
Church History Survey
Christian Lives and Spirituality in History
Degree Specific Requirements
MF 611Foundations of Marriage and Family Studies3
MF 612Families in Context: Gender, Class and Culture3
MF 613Dynamics of Family Interaction: Sexuality, Spirituality and Socialization3
MF 621Individual Development Within the Family3
MF 622Individual and Family Psychopathology I3
MF 623Individual and Family Psychopathology II3
MF 624Challenges over the Family Life Cycle3
MF 631Professional and Ethical Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy3
MF 641Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy3
MF 642Couple and Family Assessment3
MF 643Advanced Clinical Issues3
MF 651Research Design & Evaluation in Marriage & Family Therapy3
MF 711Supervised Clinical Experience I3
MF 712Supervised Clinical Experience II3
SP 556Spiritual and Personal Formation: Foundations and Traditions I0.5
SP 557Spiritual and Personal Formation: Foundations and Traditions II0.5
SP 656Spiritual and Personal Formation: Self in Community I0.5
SP 657Spiritual and Personal Formation: Self in Community II0.5
SP 756Spiritual and Personal Formation: Moral and Clinical Integration I0.5
SP 757Spiritual and Personal Formation: Moral and Clinical Integration II0.5
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
MF 780Senior Integrative Seminar: Worldview, Ethics, and Practice3
SP 004Formation Assessments (MFT)0
Total Credits60

A minimum of 60 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.M.F.T. program.  The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 

MF500 Principles of Counseling is a required prerequisite for students entering the program without an undergraduate/graduate degree in counseling (in San Diego) or a related discipline or without an introductory psychotherapy theory and technique course.
 

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling - San Diego

Face to Face

Core Requirements
BT 508The Bible and the Interpreter1.5
HS 640Christian Lives and Spirituality in History1.5
NT 508Introduction to the New Testament: Scripture and Story1.5
OT 508Introduction to the Old Testament: Scripture and Story1.5
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
TS 520Theology & Psychological Theory: An Integrative Seminar3
Degree Specific Requirements
MF 627Research Design and Evaluation3
MF 629Community Mental Health3
MF 635Individual Development, Aging, Family Life Cycle3
MF 645Psychological Assessment3
MF 646Individual and Family Psychopathology3
MF 662Clinical Issues in Human Diversity3
MF 675Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Psychotherapy3
MH 625Theories of Mental Health Counseling3
MH 626Advanced Psychotherapy Theories & Techniques3
MH 627Group Psychotherapy3
MH 636Career Development3
MH 638Counseling Children, Adolescents, and Their Families3
MH 645Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology3
MH 649Counseling Couples in Relationship3
MH 655Chemical Dependency, Addictions, and Co-Occurring Disorders3
MH 656Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response3
Clinical Experience
MH 715Mental Health Counseling Practicum I3
MH 716Mental Health Counseling Practicum II3
MH 785Mental Health Counseling Senior Integrative Seminar1
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP 002Formation Assessments0
Total Credits67

A minimum of 67 semester credits is required for graduation.  The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 

Master of Arts in Ministry

St. Paul, San Diego, Online

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
HS 510Church History Survey3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
NT 518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or OT 518 Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Courses
GC 512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
ML 523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
SP 510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
Concentration Courses and Electives
Electives (CTL or CSPF) 112
Supervised Ministry and Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS 780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP 001Formation Assessments0
or SP 002 Formation Assessments
TL 001Vocational Assessments0
or TL 002 Vocational Assessments
Professional Internship 23
Total Credits51

A minimum of 51 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.Min. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership - St. Paul

Online with Intensives

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
HS 501Church History: From the Early Church to the Reformation1.5
HS 502Church History: The Church in the Modern World1.5
ML/TS 517DEChristian Social Ethics for the Workplace3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT 518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or NT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
Degree Specific Courses
ML 523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML 630Team Leadership in Global Perspective3
ML 631DELeadership Communication in Global Perspective3
ML 632DEThe Global Mission of the Church3
ML 633Stewardship, Change and the Missional Community3
ML 780Senior Integrative Seminar: Global Leadership in the 21st-Century1.5
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
ML 551DEMentored Leadership Development (MATL) A0.75
ML 552DEMentored Leadership Development (MATL) B0.75
SP 001Formation Assessments0
TL 001Vocational Assessments0
Total Credits42

A minimum of 42 semester credits is required for graduation from an M.A.T.L. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Arts (Theological Studies)

St Paul, San Diego, Online

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
HS 510Church History Survey3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
NT 518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or OT 518 Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Requirements
OT 518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or NT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
Concentration Courses and Electives
Electives (CBTF Courses) 112
Free Electives6
Other Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS 780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP 001Formation Assessments0
or SP 002 Formation Assessments
SP 510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
Total Credits51

A minimum of 51 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.(T.S.) program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Divinity

Master of Divinity: Single Language

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
HS 510Church History Survey3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
NT 518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT 518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
NT 541Greek I: Beginning Greek3
or OT 541 Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew
NT 542Greek II: Intermediate Greek3
or OT 542 Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew
NT 652Greek Exegesis1.5
or OT 652 Hebrew Exegesis
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
CP 510Introduction to Preaching3
GC 512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
HS 512American Christianity1.5
ML 506Discipleship in Community1.5
ML 507Missional Outreach and Evangelism1.5
ML 523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML 527Leading Worship in the Christian Life Cycle1.5
ML 615Organizational Leadership and Church Governance3
PC 512Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling3
Professional Internship3
Concentration Courses and Electives12
Formation Course Requirements
GS 780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP 510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
SP 610Spiritual and Personal Formation II: Relational Spirituality1.5
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP 001Formation Assessments0
or SP 002 Formation Assessments
TL 001Vocational Assessments0
or TL 002 Vocational Assessments
Intent to Graduate Application
Total Credits78

A minimum of 78 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.Div. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 

Master of Divinity: Dual Language

Core Requirements
BT 510Hermeneutics3
HS 510Church History Survey3
NT 516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
NT 518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
OT 516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT 518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
NT 541Greek I: Beginning Greek3
NT 542Greek II: Intermediate Greek3
NT 652Greek Exegesis1.5
OT 541Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew3
OT 542Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew3
OT 652Hebrew Exegesis1.5
TS 512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS 513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS 516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
CP 510Introduction to Preaching3
GC 512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
HS 512American Christianity1.5
ML 506Discipleship in Community1.5
ML 507Missional Outreach and Evangelism1.5
ML 523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML 527Leading Worship in the Christian Life Cycle1.5
ML 615Organizational Leadership and Church Governance3
PC 512Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling3
Professional Internship3
Concentration Courses and Electives
Electives4.5
Formation Course Requirements
GS 780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP 510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
SP 610Spiritual and Personal Formation II: Relational Spirituality1.5
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP 001Formation Assessments0
or SP 002 Formation Assessments
TL 001Vocational Assessments0
or TL 002 Vocational Assessments
Intent to Graduate Application
Total Credits78


A minimum of 78 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.Div. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Doctor of Ministry

Doctor of Ministry: Self Directed Programs

Doctor of Ministry students are required to complete 7 Class Units (3 credit course plus a 3 credit course project) and a Thesis Project.

Core Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS 801
GS 801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
6
ML 810
ML 810P
Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness
and Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness: Project
6
GS 901
GS 902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
6
Concentration, Theology, and Elective Courses See Footnote: "Conc. Notes" for more details
Concentration Course6
& Concentration Course Project
Concentration Course6
& Concentration Course Project
Bible/Theology Course6
& Bible/Theology Course Project
Elective Course (from any concentration)6
& Elective Course Project
Thesis Project Courses and Requirements See Footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS 991Thesis Project A Pass/Fail3
GS 992Thesis Project B Pass/Fail3
GS 993Thesis Project C3
Oral Defense, Final Editorial Revisions, & Colloquium 10
Mid-Career Assessments
TL 005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits 248-51

Doctor of Ministry: Missional Effectiveness Cohort Program

Doctor of Ministry students are required to complete 7 Class Units (3 credit course and a 3 credit course project) plus a Thesis Project.

Core Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS 801
GS 801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
6
GS 901
GS 902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
6
Cohort Courses See footnote: "Cohort Notes" for more details
ML 841
ML 841P
Introduction to Missional Ministry
and Introduction to Missional Ministry: Project
6
ML 810
ML 810P
Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness
and Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness: Project
6
ML 842
ML 842P
Missional Contextualization
and Missional Contextualization: Project
6
ML 941
ML 941P
Missional Innovation
and Missional Innovation: Project
6
ML 942
ML 942P
Leading Missional Organizations
and Leading Missional Organizations Project
6
Thesis Project Courses & Requirements See footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS 991Thesis Project A Pass/Fail3
GS 992Thesis Project B Pass/Fail3
GS 993Thesis Project C3
Oral Defense, Final Editorial Revisions, & Colloquium 10
Mid-Career Assessments
TL 005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits 248-51

Doctor of Ministry: Transformational Leadership Fully Online Cohort Program

Core Requirements
GS 001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS 801
GS 801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
6
GS 901
GS 902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
6
Cohort Courses See footnote: "Cohort Notes" for more details
ML 826DE
ML 826P
The Transformed and Transforming Leader
and The Transformed and Transforming Leader: Project
6
ML 827DE
ML 827P
Transformational Ministry Leadership Theory and Practice
and Transformational Ministry Leadership Theory and Practice: Project
6
ML 923DE
ML 923P
Leading Transforming Organizations
and Leading Transforming Organizations: Project
6
ML 924DE
ML 924P
Teams, Groups, and the Transforming Leader
and Teams, Groups, and the Transforming Leader: Project
6
ML 925DE
ML 925P
Case Studies in Transformational Leadership
and Case Studies in Transformational Leadership: Project
6
Thesis Project Courses & Requirements See footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS 991Thesis Project A3
GS 992Thesis Project B3
GS 993Thesis Project C3
Mid Career Assessments
TL 005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits 148-51