MASTER DEGREES

CAREY’S VISION IS TO EMPOWER FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR EVERY GENERATION, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.

CAREY believes that our educational mission is to equip individuals with the the knowledge and skills to live more intentionally, thoughtfully and faithfully in the church and the world. Our goal is to help our student engage their culture and circles as thoughtful Christians, to be lifelong learners and to be effective workers in their local churches and communities.

 
MASTER DEGREES

Carey MASTER PROGRAM Requirements at a Glance
M.DIV. - MASTER OF DIVINITY
(72 CREDITS)
MPM - MASTER OF PASTORAL MINISTRY
(48 CREDITS)
MACM - MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
(48 CREDITS)
MASF - MASTER OF ARTS IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION
(48 CREDITS)
FOUNDATION COURSES 15 CREDITS 15 CREDITS 15 CREDITS 15 CREDITS
DIRECTION COURSES 12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS
FOCUS COURSES 12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS - -
SPECIALIZATION COURSES 12 CREDITS - 12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS
SYNTHESIS COURSES 9 CREDITS 9 CREDITS 9 CREDITS 9 CREDITS
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

M.DIV. - MASTER OF
DIVINITY (72 CREDITS)

The Master of Divinity degree is widely recognized as the foundational program to prepare persons for ordained ministry and for pastoral leadership in congregations and other settings. Carey’s M.Div. program is designed with the conviction that preparation for ministry is most effective when located in the local church. Students remain rooted in their primary community during their course of study, continuing to grow and learn in their own place of life and ministry.

REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATION COURSES (15 CREDITS)

MLOS - Graduate Studies Orientation (Mandatory) - 0 CREDIT
COR500 - Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module - 12 CREDITS
BIBL510 - Bible Foundation - 3 CREDITS

DIRECTION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
INDS610 - Faith & Life: Church - 3 CREDITS
APPL640 - Pastoral Life: Calling, ID, & Ethics - 3 CREDITS
THEO504 - The Gospel in a Multicultural World - 3 CREDITS
APPL624 - Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Resolutions - 3 CREDITS
FOCUS COURSES (24 CREDITS)
24 Credits in Total - Choose at least one from each category, and a total of 8 courses;
Proclamation
Evangelism & Mission
Pastoral Care
Leadership & Administration

SPECIALIZATION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
12 Credits in Total - Choose any available specialization or elective course up to a total of 12 credits

SYNTHESIS COURSES (9 CREDITS)
CAPS600 - Practicum, Capstone Project & Mentorship
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENT
Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion

MPM - MASTER OF PASTORAL MINISTRY (48 CREDITS)

The program focuses on the development of ministry competence (skills and abilities), and on the deliberate enhancement of personal character and pastoral identity. The MPM is designed around the same general areas of emphasis as the M.Div., helping students: to discern the work of God through knowledge of Scripture and history and through personal involvement in service; to nurture spiritual growth in themselves and in others; to engage in ministry that embodies the gospel and advances the Kingdom of God; and to help form disciples in the context of authentic Christian community.

REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATION COURSES (15 CREDITS)

MLOS - Graduate Studies Orientation (Mandatory) - 0 CREDIT
COR500 - Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module - 12 CREDITS
BIBL510 - Bible Foundation - 3 CREDITS

DIRECTION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
INDS610 - Faith & Life: Church - 3 CREDITS
APPL640 - Pastoral Life: Calling, ID, & Ethics - 3 CREDITS
THEO504 - The Gospel in a Multicultural World - 3 CREDITS
APPL624 - Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Resolutions - 3 CREDITS
FOCUS COURSES (12 CREDITS)
12 Credits in Total - Choose one from each category;
Proclamation
Evangelism & Mission
Pastoral Care
Leadership & Administration
SYNTHESIS COURSES (9 CREDITS)
CAPS600 - Practicum, Capstone Project & Mentorship
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENT
Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion

MACM - MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (48 CREDITS)

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry program is to equip competent Christian leaders in some form of specialized ministry through contextualized theological education, with a focus to help Christian leaders to integrate faith and life through an interdisciplinary approach. This degree will be offered online with three language options (English, Chinese and Spanish).

REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATION COURSES (15 CREDITS)

MLOS - Graduate Studies Orientation (Mandatory) - 0 CREDIT
COR500 - Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module - 12 CREDITS
BIBL510 - Bible Foundation - 3 CREDITS

DIRECTION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
INDS610 - Faith & Life: Church - 3 CREDITS
INDS620 - Faith & Life: Work - 3 CREDITS
INDS630 - Faith & Life: Family - 3 CREDITS
INDS640 - Faith & Life: Society - 3 CREDITS
SPECIALIZATION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
12 Credits in Total - Choose any available specialization or elective course up to a total of 12 credits
SYNTHESIS COURSES (9 CREDITS)
CAPS600 - Practicum, Capstone Project & Mentorship
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENT
Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion

MASF - MASTER OF ARTS IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION (48 CREDITS)

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation prepares persons to offer leadership in the area of spiritual formation in congregations and other settings, which may include congregational formation ministries, lay leadership training, spiritual direction and retreat ministries. The MASF is shaped by the conviction that the process of being formed by the Holy Spirit through God into the likeness of Christ involves both the inward journey of a deepening life with God and the outward expression of that life in compassion.

REQUIREMENTS
FOUNDATION COURSES (15 CREDITS)

MLOS - Graduate Studies Orientation (Mandatory) - 0 CREDIT
COR500 - Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module - 12 CREDITS
BIBL510 - Bible Foundation - 3 CREDITS

DIRECTION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
CSF500 - Awakening to the Inward Journey - 6 CREDITS
CSF600 - Living the Outward Journey - 6 CREDITS
SPECIALIZATION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
12 Credits in Total - Choose any available specialization or elective course up to a total of 12 credits
SYNTHESIS COURSES (9 CREDITS)
CAPS600 - Practicum, Capstone Project & Mentorship
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENT
Orientation, Retreat, Small Groups, Spiritual Disciplines, Cultural Immersion

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