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Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Walsh University's Master of Art in Theology with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry develops professional competency in the counseling process. By completing coursework offered through Walsh University’s graduate program in Counseling and Human Development, the student will bring their theological knowledge and skills into dialogue with a variety of theoretical perspectives and practical experiences informed by the social and behavioral sciences.

 

Why Walsh?

  • Practical Curriculum. All theology courses are geared toward the intellectual, human, pastoral, and spiritual integration of the student as a servant-leader in the community.
  • One-on-One Learning. Classes are small and are tailored to a student's individual program of interest.
  • Affordable. The program features a lower rate per credit hour than our other graduate programs.
  • Choose Your Pace. Flexible scheduling allows you to pursue this 36 credit hour program at your own pace, when it's convenient for you.

About the Program

For students intending to minister in a clinical setting, accredited training in Level I/Level II Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is offered through the St. Vincent Medical Center in Cleveland, which places students in residency at local health care facilities. To receive graduate credit for this off-campus CPE, the student concurrently enrolls in THEO 684.

The culminating assignment for the Pastoral Ministry concentration is a 3-credit project that integrates the student’s theological and professional formation by applying them to a significant issue or problem in the field of pastoral care.