School of Liberal Arts

Master of Arts in Spirituality

Master of Arts in Spirituality

The Master of Arts in Spirituality program prepares candidates for a life of spiritual exploration, engagement, and service.

Finish in as little as 12 months

Program Format
  • On-Campus
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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
  • Acquire the knowledge and ministerial experience needed to understand how to put spirituality and faith into practice. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the spirituality program at Merrimack are well positioned to meet the rapidly growing need for pastoral ministers or chaplains, social workers, lay spiritual leaders, and mental health providers.

Equipped with the theological foundation, spiritual insights, and compassionate care skills developed through our interdisciplinary program, you’ll emerge ready to enhance the spiritual journeys of others and meet the changing needs of the spiritual community.

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Why a Master’s in Spirituality?

Inspired by Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian tradition, the Master of Arts in Spirituality program will enrich your understanding of Christianity and other faiths across the world and empower you as a spiritual teacher, guide or director.

To help others enhance their spiritual life and better navigate personal and societal challenges, a strong foundation of interfaith knowledge, along with outstanding interpersonal and counseling skills is imperative. Our advanced degree in spirituality will provide you with these vital capabilities and more. You will be able to use this knowledge to counsel and minister to others in their spiritual journeys.

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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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