Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction
The Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction degree (MASD) is a two-year professional degree designed to prepare students to provide biblically and historically based spiritual direction in a variety of settings.
The degree will also enhance those currently in pastoral ministries by enabling them to understand the needs of their congregations in both individual and group settings. The biblical, theological, and spiritual foundations ground students in historical hermeneutical and doctrinal understanding. The degree core courses allow students to specialize in Christian spirituality and the art of spiritual direction.
For those who do not wish to pursue a full degree, HGST also offers a Certificate in Spiritual Direction.
|MASD Required Courses||Course Title||Hours|
|CS 501||Christian Spirituality||3|
|CS 650||Theological Foundations of Christian Spirituality||3|
|NT 501||Christian Canon: New Testament||3|
|OT 501||Christian Canon: Old Testament||3|
|TH 501||Christian Theology||3|
|CS 510||Spiritual Disciplines and Practices||3|
|CS 640||Systems Thinking in Organizational Contexts||3|
|CS 664||History of Christian Spirituality||3|
|CS 665||Christian Devotional Classics||3|
|CS 767||Techniques of Spiritual Direction||3|
|Supervised Field Education Requirements|
|CS 780||Spiritual Direction Practicum I||3|
|CS 781||Spiritual Direction Practicum II||3|
|CS 799||Integrative Capstone in Spiritual Direction||1|
|Total Credit Hours||37|