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 healthcare and beyond.
Possible Careers
This program is especially valuable for those preparing for careers as clinical ethicists, nurses, physicians, dentists, theologians, lawyers, and most healthcare professions.
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 clinical master's degree which prepares students wishing to pursue chaplaincy as a career. In addition to chaplaincy and leadership coursework, four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be earned. Our goal is to prepare chaplains who can model the "teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ," and 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, military, education, corporate, and beyond.
Program Length
108 quarter units. The average length of time to complete if enrolled full-time is 3 years.
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Program
Religion and Society, MA
School
School of Religion
Degree
MA

The Master of Arts in Religion and Society degree, offering customizable options of study, is designed for those seeking to serve the church and world in the 21st century in a variety of capacities. The degree is ideal for individuals seeking deeper biblical, theological, and philosophical insight, spiritual growth, practical competency, and cultural literacy in the context of a range of vocational settings—healthcare, the local church (non-ordained ministry), non-profit organizations, secondary education (teaching certifications must be obtained independently), further graduate study and more.

Possible Careers

Graduates of this program will:

  1. Be able to responsibly interpret the Bible in an increasingly scientific, globalized, and pluralistic society.
  2. Be able to assess Christian reflection and praxis as it engages with culture(s).
  3. Demonstrate a broad, basic knowledge of the field of ethics.
  4. Demonstrate growth in spiritual maturity.

This degree does not generally lead directly to employment and is intended mainly for personal and professional enrichment. Graduates may be better-prepared for further graduate studies in religion, public health and policy, therapy, law, medicine or ministry.

Program Length
48 quarter units; undergraduate degree in religion not required. The average length of time to complete if enrolled full-time is 2 yrs. (5 yrs maximum allowed).
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