Supervised Ministry

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Supervised Ministry Degree Requirements 

Students in Columbia’s MDiv, MAPT, and MDiv/MAPT dual degree programs are required to enroll in Supervised Ministry internships for which they receive academic credit. From congregation-based internships to a myriad of specialized settings, students work closely with qualified supervisors to hone skills for ministry in a wide variety of contexts.

MDiv students are required to enroll in at least 12 credit hours of Supervised Ministry, and may take up to 18 hours in SM courses as part of their degree program.

Required Courses:

SM510: Congregation-Based Internship

More Information about the MDiv

MAPT students are required to enroll in 6 credit hours of Supervised Ministry. For students already working in ministry, a Practicum in their professional capacity may satisfy this course requirement.

Required Courses:

SM505: Most MAPT tracks will require enrollment in MAPT Contextual Education

SM610: Clinical Pastoral Education. Pastoral Care track MAPT students are required to take CPE as their Supervised Ministry course.

More Information about the MAPT

MDiv/MAPT dual degree students are required to fulfill degree requirements for both the MDiv and the MAPT. Students work in conjunction with their academic advisers to determine appropriate courses for enrollment.

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Internship Seeker Form

If you are seeking an internship through the Office of Contextual Education, please fill out the form below. If you would like to post an internship opportunity, please click here.

Internship Seeker Information Form

This information will be not be posted publicly, but will be made available to interested job/ministry sites. Providing this information does not guarantee a position will be found.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • (If you wish to upload a document with additional information.)


For more information:
Office of Contextual Education
1-888-601-8916 (toll free)