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As an academic discipline, Christian Spirituality is interdisciplinary and embraces biblical, liturgical, historical-systematic, catechetics, and moral disciplines. Students may matriculate for a PhD in Spirituality or a Master of Arts.

As a pastoral discipline, Christian Spirituality also embraces the contemporary understandings of psychological, social, and political sciences. Students desiring a professional degree may matriculate for a Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Spirituality. For further details see announcements for the Doctor of Ministry program and for the specific D.Min. concentration in Spirituality. See the link on this page.

Have Questions?

We've got answers! Contact the Area Director for Spirituality, Dr. Joshua Benson at or 202-319-6887


Spirituality Graduate Degree programs

We offer a number of programs within the field of Spirituality including:

Master's in Spirituality (M.A.)

Doctorate in Spirituality (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spirituality


Spirituality Faculty


Joshua Benson
Area Director; Associate Professor


Regis Armstrong


Raymond Studzinski
Associate Professor


Robin Young
Associate Professor


Spirituality Emeritus Faculty

Fr. James Wiseman
Retired Ordinary Professor