The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts offers a master's degree in pastoral theology. The MPT program is a 34-credit-minimum, non-thesis program that gives students the opportunity to enhance their education through certificate specializations in Diaconate Education and Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction.
The Master of Pastoral Theology offers graduate-level theological study that integrates theory and practice, and connects doctrine with contemporary professional application. The goal of the Master of Pastoral Theology program is to provide students with the foundational studies and practical training necessary for service in the wider Christian community and in ministerial settings. Graduates of the MPT program may go on to pursue work as ministers in churches or other places of worship; as educators in K-12 schools, colleges and seminaries; as chaplains in hospitals, correctional facilities, ministries, military bases, and other institutions.