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Master of Divinity / Spiritual Formation

Program Details

The online Master of Divinity in Spiritual Formation degree is offered by Northwest Nazarene University for students interested in exploring spirituality in Christianity.  The program looks at the history, philosophy, theology, and practices of spirituality in the Christian faith and tradition.  The rigorous curriculum helps students grow through personal and professional incorporation of their learning, interactions with their professors and other members of the learning community, and mentors from the program.  Students complete courses in online orientation, pastoral ministry, and the specialization, Spiritual Formation, although the flexible program allows them to choose to begin with the core or the specialization courses.  

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Integrate various ways spiritual formation may be part of ministries in local churches
  • Understand and develop spiritual formation practices that foster personal and spiritual growth
  • Become spiritual directors to local groups by utilizing spiritual formation practices
  • Assess spiritual journeys for individuals and communities to create plans that stimulate growth in acts of piety and mercy

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • GPA of 2.5, or 3.0 in the last 30 semester/45 quarter credits
  • Official transcripts
  • Two recommendations
  • Background check

Accreditation & Licensing

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities