Program
School
Degree
Program
Bioethics, MA
School
School of Religion
Degree
MA
Interdisciplinary master's degree designed to help students gain clinical experience along with academic knowledge within the field of bioethics. Graduates are prepared for education, research and service pertinent to the ethical issues in health care and human biology.
Possible Careers
This program is especially valuable for those preparing for careers as clinical ethicists, nurses, physicians, theologians, lawyers, and most healthcare fields.
Program Length
MA program: 48 units of coursework, plus comprehensive exams. Students must also prepare a publishable research paper targeted toward a bioethics or clinical journal, and an oral defense of their paper. Post-baccalaureate Certificate: 28 units of coursework only; no additional requirements.
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Program
Chaplaincy, MSChap
School
School of Religion
Degree
MSChap
A specialized master's degree which prepares students wishing to pursue chaplaincy as a career. In addition to coursework, two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) are also required. Our goal is to prepare chaplains who can model the "teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ," and who are trained at the highest level of professionalism, in preparation for board certification by APC.
Possible Careers
Graduates will meet the requirements for employment as a full, board-certified chaplain as defined by the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Chaplains may choose careers in healthcare, the military, education, or the corrections system.
Program Length
108 quarter units. The average length of time to complete if enrolled full-time is 3 years.
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Program
Denominational Studies for Chaplains, PB CERT (Online)
School
School of Religion
Degree
PB CERT
A specialized, post-baccalaureate certificate which provides foundational knowledge of the basic beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is intended to prepare SDA chaplains for endorsement by the Church.
Possible Careers
Graduates will meet the requirements for SDA chaplains who seek foundational knowledge of basic beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Program Length
27 quarter units, completed in a cohort group with a combination of online courses and campus intensive classes at the beginning and the end of the program. All courses can be completed in approximately 2 years, if enrolled full time.
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Program
Religion and Society, MA
School
School of Religion
Degree
MA
An inter-professional program master's degree incorporating core courses, an area of emphasis, and a final project.
Possible Careers
This degree does not lead to employment; intended for enrichment only. Graduates may be better-prepared for graduate studies in public health and policy, therapy, law, medicine or ministry.
Program Length
48 quarter units; undergraduate degree in religion not requried. The average length of time to complete if enrolled full-time is 2 yrs. (5 yrs maximum allowed).
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