Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

1044 Alta Vista Road
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Louisville
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Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is called by God through the church to educate men and women to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in the world.

The Seminary is a community that affirms and trusts the ever-faithful presence and activity of the triune God. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we confess the Scriptures to be the unique and authoritative witness to God's redemptive love for the world.

We are committed to an ecumenical vision of the Body of Christ. We recognize the wholeness of the church's mission, respect the cross-cultural character of Christian ministry in the world and support continuing efforts at interfaith dialogue and practice.

The Seminary's student body and faculty represent 15 different faith traditions, predominantly from Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist denominations.
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PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S DEGREES
General Description:
The Master of Arts (Religion) (MAR)

The Master of Arts (Religion) degree program at Louisville Seminary is a two-year, advanced humanities program designed for students who do not plan to enter ordained ministry, yet who desire to have a theological degree to enhance their spiritual life, educational background, and work.

The Master of Arts in Religion degree program at Louisville Seminary offers concentrations in either
Bible or Religious Thought.

MAR in Religious Thought requirements include:
Theological Foundations: Faith Seeking Understanding, History of Christian Experience I and II
Biblical Studies: Scripture I and II, and two elective Bible courses
Theology, History, Ethics, and Religion: At least six elective studies in theology, history, ethics, and religion
MAR Thesis or two additional elective courses in Theology, History, Ethics, and Religion

MAR in Bible requirements include:
Theological Foundations: Faith Seeking Understanding, History of Christian Experience I and II
Biblical Studies: Scripture I and II, Hebrew and Greek language and corresponding exegesis, at least four elective studies in Bible
Theology, History, Ethics, and Religion: At least one elective in theology, history, ethics, and religion
MAR Thesis or two additional elective courses in biblical study

Master of Arts in Religion students work closely with faculty advisors to relate their studies to their future plans as well as in designing individual curricula to meet their educational goals.
Academic Prerequisites:
A Bachelors of Arts degree from an accredited college is required.
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ACADEMIC MASTER DEGREES
General Description:
Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Louisville Seminary's Master of Divinity degree program prepares students for professional work in ministry. This program combines the academic and practical education necessary for ordained ministry as well as the varied forms of leadership in the church.

The MDIV degree program integrates academic disciplines in three areas:
Biblical Studies: Scripture I and II, Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek, Exegesis in both Testaments, and elective studies.
Theology, History, Ethics, and Religion: Foundational courses in theology and history, a course in the student's denominational heritage, and elective studies in reformed theology, history, ethics, and religion
Practical Theology: Courses in the practices of ministry such as preaching, worship, counseling, education, mission and evangelism, and church governance. Elective courses will help you to focus on areas of your particular interest and calling.

Throughout your coursework and field education in area churches and agencies, you will discover a deeper understanding of theology and the Bible. You will also learn to articulate your faith, clarify your theological vision, and gain tools for the practice of ministry. The MDIV degree requires 90 semester hours and can be completed in three years attending full time, while the half-time program can take up to six years to complete.


Master of Arts in Marriage and Family (MAMFT) Therapy

Louisville Seminary's Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program prepares counselors to integrate theology and spirituality into the practice of marriage and family therapy. This faith-based program reaffirms and extends Christ's healing ministry to the world, while honoring the beliefs and practices of individuals. This unique degree program is one of only three accredited, seminary-based programs in the nation.

The MAMFT program offers three educational components: theological and biblical education, marriage and family therapy training, and extensive supervised client contact. In addition to coursework in Bible and theology, you will learn contemporary systems theories of family life, current clinical approaches to marriage and family therapy, individual and family development, and research and professional studies.

The 3 year program is fully accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). This degree requires completion of 68 semester hours as wells of 500 hours of client contact and 100 hours of supervision. Coursework and practicum count towards clinical membership in the AAMFT and provide the essential groundwork for most states' licensing requirements.
Academic Prerequisites:
A Bachelors of Arts degree from an accredited college is required.
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Dual degrees in law, social work, business administration and spirituality also available.

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