The Master of Arts in Leadership in Spiritual Direction program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills required for effectively practicing spiritual direction in both one-on-one and group settings. The degree involves a partnership between United and University of St. Catherine’s, utilizing the St. Kate’s Spiritual Direction certification courses as concentration courses for an MAL from United. You will engage in theological study, leadership training and spiritual formation as you prepare for a career providing soul care and spiritual guidance for others.
If you also would like to receive ministerial training and/or prepare for ordination, check out the MDiv in Spiritual Direction.
This program may be a good fit for you if you are interested in pursuing:
St. Kate’s Spiritual Direction certification courses are taken at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
||NUMBER OF COURSES||COURSES|
|Formation||1||Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation|
|Religious Texts||2||Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
|Theological Tradition||2||Religious and Theological Interpretation
|Cultural Contextualization||1||Choose one:
|Arts and Theology||1||Choose one:
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
| CORE SUBTOTAL
|Vocational Contextualization & Skills||7||One United Elective (3 credits)
THEO6740 Introduction to Spiritual Direction* (2 credits)
THEO6750 Foundational Issues in Spiritual Direction* (2 credits)
Choose two (4 credits):
Choose one (4 credits):
THEO7764 Spiritual Direction Practicum* (4 credits)
Masters Final Project (3 credits)
* Consortium courses taken through St. Catherine University.
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