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Master of Divinity Exit Interview

This last required milestone is due the last day of your last year at PSR, and you are encouraged to fill it out in consultation with your advisor. Note that your MDiv diploma will be held if this last milestone is not submitted. Upon completion, a copy of your Interview will be sent to you and your advisor at the emails you provide on this form. Please ensure you use the official school email addresses for both yourself and your advisor.

The purpose of this milestone is to:
1) to provide a self-assessment tool for graduating MDivs on how you measure yourself on the MDiv program learning outcomes at the end of your program in comparison to the start
2) provide opportunities as needed for you to address some last reflections at the end of your program with your advisor.

A copy of your completed form will also be sent to the Assistant Dean and will be archived in the Office of Academic Affairs for a limited number of years separately from your official student file for the purpose of tracking milestone completion, institutional research, and providing data for accrediting bodies. Faculty advisors are expected to read your Interview. Responses from all students in aggregate form may be shared with faculty for the purposes of student advisement. If data is presented in aggregate form to other non-PSR third parties such as accreditors, all personal identifiers (such as your name and email) will be removed.

Please submit any further questions about this milestone to the Assistant Dean at

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Review your answers to the questions on your Entrance Interview submitted in your first semester of the program (from If you did not keep a copy for yourself, please request a copy from the Assistant Dean or your advisor who will provide you an electronic copy if there is one on file.)
1. Have your plans concerning vocation, ordination, additional degrees and/or other forms of certification, or further study changed? Has your degree program, denomination or religious tradition changed? Briefly describe these changes and how they have affected your program.
2. Please indicate how you would rate your own current ability/skills or knowledge in comparison to how you rated in yourself at the start of your time at PSR important each item below is to you as you begin your education at PSR by please selecting a number 0-5, with 0 meaning "extremely weaker" and  5 meaning "extremely stronger"
Space Cell Extremely WEAKER: 01234Extremely STRONGER: 5Not sure what this means
Articulate an understanding of traditions and traditions
Apply your understanding of texts and traditions to particular situations
Critically with engage with those texts and traditions
Theologically ground ministerial and vocational arts, including preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, and community organizing
Communicate the theological/ philosophical/ aesthetic traditions of your own religious community(ies)
Engage in new theological discourses
Articulate the relationship of the text to its context of origin and use
Understand a spectrum of approaches to interpreting sacred texts for the contemporary context
Recognize all knowledge as contextual
Articulate the importance of your own context
Demonstrate an awareness of another’s context, especially across differences with respect to race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, and religious affiliation, etc.
Ability to imagine the translation from one context to another
Avoid inappropriate boundary crossing and misappropriation
Articulate the connection between your spiritual practice(s) and the development of a leadership style
Demonstrate a personal integrity and character based on spiritual values
Practice a spirituality that engages the wider society
Develop a spiritual-rootedness to sustain your work in the world
Effectively link spirituality and leadership in a community of accountability
Engage life and work with cultural humility and respect for cross-cultural differences
Form partnerships with other organizations and individuals
Work with people of different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences
Incorporate insights from non-academic contexts in your work
Integrate the various intellectual disciplines, fields, topics, and themes of theological education in the practices of ministry and public leadership in a variety of contexts
Articulate a theologically grounded position on social justice issues
Organize community efforts toward achieving social change
Develop a definition of social transformation in critical, constructive, theological and historical modes.
3. How helpful was the field education/internship experience to you? 
Please indicate how helpful the field education/internship was in the following areas by selecting a number 0-10, with 0 meaning “not at all helpful” and 10 meaning “extremely helpful.”
Space Cell Not at all Helpful: 01234Extremely Helpful: 5n/a
a. Greater vocational clarity
b. Improved pastoral skills
c. Greater ability to reflect theologically
d. Greater interest in future ministry
e. More self-confidence
f. Greater sense of people's needs
g. Better idea of my strengths and weaknesses
h. Greater self-understanding
i. Deepening your personal faith

How have you changed since you began the MDiv program?
On a scale of 1-5, please rate your abilities in the following areas now as compared to when you began the MDiv program


Space Cell 1: Much Weaker2: Weaker3: About the Same4; Stronger5: Much Strongern/a
a. Empathy for the poor and oppressed
b. Ability to pray
c. Concern about social justice
d. Enthusiasm for learning
e. Insight into the troubles of others
f. Desire to become an authority in my field
g. Trust in God
h. Self-discipline and focus
i. Respect for other religious traditions
j. Respect for my own relig. traditions
k. Ability to live my faith in daily life
l. Clarity of vocational goals
m. Self-confidence
n. Self-understanding
o. Strength of spiritual life
p. Knowledge and sensitivity to racial justice and cross-cultural competency
q. Knowledge and sensitivity to g/l/b/t issues
r. Understanding dynamics of social and economic class