The Master of Divinity in Bahá’í Pastoral Care Degree program develops your competency in interreligious and intercultural spiritual care in preparation for Bahá’í endorsement in pastoral care vocations including chaplaincy. You’ll learn to serve as an effective and compassionate minister, working with people from diverse faith backgrounds and walks of life.
This program may be a good fit for you if you plan to pursue a career in pastoral care with a Bahá’í Studies focus in any of a number of contexts, including:
You also may pursue a career providing pastoral and spiritual care within the Bahá’í community.
In addition to achieving the core MDiv degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the Bahá’í Pastoral Care program will be able to:
Employment as a chaplain requires completion of additional CPE units beyond United’s degree requirements and endorsement by the Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly. BCCI certification, which is a common employment requirement, requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an additional 2,000 hours of chaplaincy work experience after CPE.
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Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation
New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation
New Testament 2: Four Gospels
The Bahá’í Faith*
Religious and Theological Interpretation
History of Christian Theologies
History of Modern Theologies
Comparative Religious Ethics
Queer and Trans Theologies
Black and Womanist Theologies
Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Organizational Leadership and Administration
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History of Arts and Theology
Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture
|Social Transformation||1||Leadership and Strategies for Social Change|
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An Introduction to Bahá’í History*
Bahá’í Institutions, the Community, and the Individual*
Bahá’í Approaches to Social Change*
Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Preaching and Your Public Voice
Trauma, Suffering and Care
|* United courses offered online in affiliation with the Wilmette Institute|
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