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Master of Religious Education

Program Overview

The purpose of the Master of Religious Education is to equip and motivate students to become competent leaders in the educational ministries of churches. Studies in this program guide and encourage students to develop in educated performances of their ministry. Graduates of Master of Religious Education are able to serve the Christian community as directors or coordinators of religious education, congregations, diocesan offi ces, or as teachers of religion in faith-based institutions.

Total minimum required graduation units: 64 units

Standard of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 quarter units or 640 hours of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. Successfully complete the degree requirements within the allowed program length

Successful graduates of the program will be awarded a degree in Master of Religious Education.

Program Length

Students are usually expected to complete the program in 2 years. The maximum time frame allowed for students to complete a program is 150% of the normal program length, namely 3 years for the Master’s programs. An extension may be granted for special circumstances