The goals for the Master of Divinity program at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary are guided by the Seminary’s Mission Statement. The primary goal is the education of men and women to participate in the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ in the world. This primary goal provides the context and content for more specific student learning objectives.
By the time they graduate, students will:
- be able to interpret Scripture critically and imaginatively in (writing, preaching, and praying.)
demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the global history of the Church.
- demonstrate an understanding of multiple theological perspectives—historical and contemporary.
- demonstrate an understanding of their denominational heritage.
- demonstrate a beginning ability to read and interpret a variety of cultures.
- demonstrate an ability to recognize systemic racism, corporate and individual, and their own participation in it.
- give evidence that they are conscious of multiple forms of oppression and injustice, including sexism, patriarchy, classism, heterosexism, and poverty, and are able to identify strategies for responding to them.
- demonstrate the ability to think theologically, strategically, imaginatively, and contextually about ethical issues.
- demonstrate an ability to describe and articulate important characteristics of the history, traditions, practices, and perspectives of at least one religious tradition other than Christianity and one Christian ecclesial tradition other than their own.