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Spiritual Formation and Direction

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

24 months
815 USD/credit 22412 USD/year
815 USD/credit 22412 USD/year
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Through rigorous academics paired with profound spiritual formation, the Spiritual Formation and Direction program of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is designed to provide you with advanced training in the spiritual and devotional practices that lead to both personal and communal growth.

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In the Spiritual Formation and Direction program of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary you will be oriented to various forms of spirituality, learn how to manage the complexity of people’s lives, and be equipped to lead.

Earn a MA and Certificate in Spiritual Direction

With the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction, you have the unique opportunity to earn both an MA and a certificate in spiritual direction. In order to receive the certificate in spiritual direction, you must take all five courses in the Spiritual Direction concentration and the direction modules are not offered with other electives. The skills learned in the modules may be used in a direction setting, but they may also inform and enhance your approach to leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral counseling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History and Theology of Christian Spirituality
  • Spirituality, Diversity and the Global Landscape
  • Spiritual Practie
  • Spiritual Formation and the Leader
  • Practicum in Spiritual Formation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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55 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application for Admission
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume 
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one church reference and at least one academic reference
  • Official copies of transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  • A $75 application processing fee which can be submitted online via debit or credit card when submitting your application as final, or mailed to us via check or money order
  • Official TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22412 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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