Master of Divinity (M.Div)
Program Level Learning Outcomes of the M.Div Program
Develop Critical Thinking
Demonstrate knowledge of the Bible; knowledge of its history, tradition, and methods of interpretation; and the capacity to bring scriptural wisdom into critical engagement with current crises and opportunities.
Demonstrate knowledge of historical, systematic, and constructive theology, and the capacity to bring theological insight into critical engagement with current crises and opportunities.
Demonstrate knowledge of multiple cultural contexts and capacity for critical theological reflection that takes contextual issues seriously.
Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to critically engage with at least one tradition other than Christianity.
2. Cultivate compassionate connection
Engage and collaborate across lines of difference, privilege and power.
Demonstrate ability to offer quality pastoral care and wise ethical guidance to individuals and communities.
3. Promote ethical-spiritual integrity.
Engage in sustained, critical, and effective theological and ethical reflection on the practice of ministry in the parish and other contexts.
Seek greater and greater coherence between one’s publicly stated beliefs and values and one’s personal and communal practices.
4. Support concrete strategic action.
Communicate effectively, orally and in written form, both interpersonally and publicly.
Demonstrate ability to identify and analyze social structures of oppression and to propose and implement strategies of change.