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.

Finish in as little as 12 months

Program Format
  • On-Campus
Start Term

Program Benefits


  • Fall and spring start dates 
  • Full and part-time formats
  • 32 credits
  • Evening and day courses 
  • Generous scholarships
  • Optional test scores

Customized for You

  • Small class sizes with personalized attention 
  • High caliber faculty who are practitioners
  • Classmates with a range of interests/careers
  • Practicum in spiritual direction under supervision, giving you experience directly in the field

Respond to the Growing Need for Spiritual Directors

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Why a Master’s Spiritual Direction?

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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For more information on the Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 978-837-3563. 

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