United Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Outcomes

Formation

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

  • Cultural Contextualization: competently and productively engage with less familiar contexts, as defined by culture, religion, or global location
  • Vocational Contextualization: understand the purposes of and navigate within one or more contexts of vocational practice

Vocational Performance

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

  • Vocational Skills: perform practical leadership skills and exercise professional ethics appropriate to one or more contexts of vocational practice
  • Arts and Theology: recognize the arts as creative resources for formational growth, religious reflection, and social engagement in one or more contexts of leadership practice
  • Social Transformation: interpret cultural and vocational contexts and identify strategic points of leadership for social transformation

Integration

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

  • Integrative Depth: demonstrate a broad capacity for effective ministerial leadership through the thoughtful integration of knowledge and skills in religious heritage, formation, contextualization, and vocational performance