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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
April 16, 2014
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Graduate Programs

Program Overviews

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Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy

Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy is a unique form of therapy which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. It is provided by mental health professionals with in-depth spiritual, religious and theological education.

Graduates of the Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy programs serve throughout society in counselling centres, social agencies, hospitals, schools, churches and synagogues.

Drawing on spiritual and religious resources, chaplains and counsellors assist persons who are struggling with depression, grief, marital and family conflict, substance abuse and other issues. They also work with those persons who are seeking something more from their lives. Listen with your heart and discover the intimate link between spirituality and emotional well-being.

Programs in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy:

Master of Arts in Theology: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy --Our newly designed program for students seeking a career in counselling, spiritual care and psychotherapy. 

Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy --Designed to equip the counsellor to function at a certified professional level, to teach and direct field study programs and research, and to provide leadership in specialized ministries.

Diploma in Multifaith Spiritual Care and Counselling  --Augments education with a specialty in mutifaith and spiritual care including hospital chaplaincy, nursing and bereavement counselling.

Theological Education

Do you want to make a difference in the world? For almost 100 years, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary has educated leaders for church and the world. Graduates of the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology or Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership programs learn the art of engaging the resource of faith in response to the demands of the modern world. At Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, you will receive both practical and theoretical tools which will empower you for a meaningful career in church vocations and faith based organizations.

Programs in Theology:

Master of Divinity --Offers theoretical and practical tools for a vocation in ordained ministry or lay ministry. 

Master of Divinity-Master of Social Work --A joint degree with Faculty of Social Work.  Students integrate social work with ordained ministry or lay ministry.

Master of Arts in Theology: Christian Studies --A degree that covers Bible, history, systematics, ethics and practical theology. 

Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership  --A professional doctorate to equip parish pastors and lay ministry leaders to reflect on the practice of ministry.

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