Learning Outcomes – Master of Divinity
• The graduate will demonstrate basic competencies of the fields of biblical studies, theological studies, and ministry studies and demonstrate the ability to make use of all these competencies in theological analysis and reflection.
• The graduate will be able to articulate an understanding of the work of God in ways that reflect and respond contextually to the graduate’s own life and community.
• The graduate will be able to identify and explain the distinctiveness of his/her own culture and/or denominational tradition as well as engage in respectful interfaith and ecumenical dialogue.
• The graduate will be able to comprehend and analyze issues and situations in social context, interpret them theologically, and formulate appropriate responses that bear witness to the Christian faith in word and deed.
• The graduate will be able to define racism as well as identify and explain the dynamics of power and privilege as these intersect the self, institutions (including the church), and society and formulate appropriate responses for participation in dismantling oppressive structures.
• The graduate, through creative, contextual, and critical engagement, will be able to analyze, assess and interpret texts, traditions and practices to deepen his/her understanding and to participate in God’s transformative work in persons, church and world.
• The graduate will identify, locate, organize, critically analyze, compare and utilize diverse sources of information for present and life-long learning.