School of Liberal Arts

Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction

Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction program prepares candidates to be compassionate, qualified Spiritual Directors.

Spiritual Directors develop relationships and mentor others through their relationships with faith. With a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction, you’ll be prepared to guide others through their understanding of faith and its transformative effects on people, communities, ethical behavior, and the environment.

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Career Opportunities

Among believers and spiritual seekers from many religious traditions, there is a growing awareness of the importance of spirituality. To respond to this growing awareness, there is need for spiritual directors who can accompany and help others explore their faith.

Graduates of Merrimack’s Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction program are well positioned to meet this rapidly growing need for spiritual directors. With success-driven courses, hands-on field experience, and collaborative group work, you will be equipped to guide others in their spiritual journeys.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction requires an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS). There is no undergraduate major requirement for the degree.