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Pastoral Studies

The Religion and Theology Department of Oakwood University offers a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, a professional degree designed to foster the spiritual development and integrative skills of pastors and lay leaders.

The Department sees its graduate instruction as a harmonious interaction of various learning strategies and resources. Qualified faculty members from the Religion and Theology Department and from other participating departments apply various methods of delivery such as lectures, classroom discussions, seminar formats, group presentations and reflection, audio-visual presentations and onsite visits that provide hands-on experience and/or stimulate learning. The culminating experience is a major field project in which participants practice how to become lifelong corporate and independent learners by discerning and evaluating a congregational need or challenge and working with the congregation to address it.

Program Location
Administration and instruction for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies are located in the Calvin E. Moseley Religion Complex and the Bradford-Cleveland-Brooks Leadership Center. The Religion Complex, originally built in 1977 and completely renovated in 2007, houses the C.T. Richards Chapel and offices and classrooms for the Department of Religion and Theology. The Bradford- Cleveland-Brooks Leadership Center, a 10,000 square foot extension to the Religion Complex, completed in 2007, promotes continuing education in ministry. The extension includes an auditorium, four classrooms, a learning research lab, and four offices.

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Data Sheet

MAPS Application

Contact Us

Dean: Dedrick Blue, D.Min.
Phone: (256) 726-7365
Email: dblue@oakwood.edu