Master of Pastoral Studies

The Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) is a twenty-credit program that allows students to specialize in one of the following three streams:

Religious Focus Areas: In the Spiritual Care stream, [please refer to pages 14-17 of the EC Student Handbook] students may choose focus areas in Buddhism, Christianity, or Islam; in the Social Service stream, [please refer to pages 22-24 of the EC Student Handbook] students may choose focus areas in Christianity or Islam; the Worship and Preaching stream [Please refer to pages 25-26 of the EC Student Handbook] focuses on Christianity (see detailed course requirements below). Accommodations may be made for persons of other religious faiths, and affiliation with a specific religious tradition is not required in order to study in that focus area.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of the MPS, graduates will:

Religious Faith and Heritage

Culture and Context

Spiritual/Vocational Formation

Practices of Area of Specialization


Future Students