Program Learning Outcomes - Pepperdine University - Seaver College

Program Learning Outcomes

A student who graduates with an MS in Ministry should be able to:

  • Interpret biblical texts critically and competently, explaining the meaning of a given text within applicable contexts.
  • Explore interactions between significant historical developments in Christianity and discussions concerning the major and distinctive teachings of the Christian faith, discerning various factors that have shaped them.
  • Apply and evaluate current methods for incorporating the teachings of a faith – especially the Christian faith – into the lives of individuals in a faith community, beginning with oneself.
  • Communicate coherently in professionally competent written form (following a standard style guide) and in effective oral form on matters of religion, illuminating historical, theological, and pastoral implications for contemporary societies.