United Theological Seminary

Master of Arts (M.A.) Outcomes

Formation

A graduate of United’s Master of Arts degree program will develop the ability to:

  • Authentic Spirituality: demonstrate and nurture an authentic spirituality founded upon their religious beliefs and spiritual commitments
  • Differentiation of Self: differentiate one’s self in peer, communal, and ministerial relationships
  • Moral Imagination: cultivate and employ moral imagination in addressing multiple facets of ethical challenges
  • Emotional Intelligence: identify and utilize emotional intelligence in deepening self-reflection and engagement with others
  • Humility: foster humility in oneself in order to build trust, relationship, and collaboration with others
  • Generativity: demonstrate generativity through concrete plans and actions toward social agency and transformation

Religious Heritage

A graduate of United’s Master of Arts degree program will be able to:

  • Religious Texts: interpret the founding religious texts of their tradition with proficiency
  • Theological Traditions: summarize various theological, cultural, and historical expressions of their tradition and meaningfully dialogue with other traditions
  • Ethics and Justice: articulate the theological bases of ethical praxis and demonstrate commitment to justice and public stewardship

Contextualization

A graduate of United’s Master of Arts degree program will be able to:

  • Academic Contextualization: acquire a significant degree of familiarity with and appreciation for a specified area of study within the academic disciplines of religion/theology

Vocational Performance

A graduate of United’s Master of Arts degree program will be able to:

  • Academic Skills: meaningfully engage with an area of study through the performance of skills necessary for rigorous academic research and writing