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Master of Divinity Entrance Interview pre-2016

This required milestone due October 30th (or March 30th for Intersession/Spring admits) can be filled out in consultation with your advisor. 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.

A copy of your completed form will also be sent to the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs 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 and may follow up with you if they wish to consult with you further on any of the questions in this document. 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 for Academic Programs at

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Please select the answer(s) that best describe your response(s) to each of the following questions.
1. Are you (select one)
Are you seeking
2. Are you involved in a denominational process of discernment and/or approval?
4. For what form(s) of ministry or religious leadership are you preparing? (select as many that apply)
5. The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree can be completed in three years of full-time study (at 27 credits per year). How long do you expect to be working toward your degree?
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7. Do you anticipate completing a degree in addition to the MDiv (either PSR or elsewhere?)
What degree?
8. Please indicate how important each item below is to you as you begin your education at PSR by please selecting a number 0-10, with 0 meaning "not at all important" and 10 meaning "extremely important."
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a. Knowledge of theological traditions
b. Knowledge of church history
c. Knowledge of my own religious tradition, its polity and history
d. Knowledge of ethics
e. Skill in community organizing
f. Skill in using the arts in communication
g. Ability to preach well
h. Ability to interpret and use Scripture
i. Ability to give spiritual direction
j. Ability to plan and lead religious education
k. Ability to lead others
l. Ability to conduct worship/liturgy
m. Ability to relate faith to social issues
n. Ability in pastoral counseling
o. Ability to lead an organization/parish
p. Ability to think and preach theologically
q. Ability to write clearly
r. Ability to seek out relevant and appropriate resources
s. Ability to explore new issues independently and develop your own point of view
t. Appreciation for what is intellectually unfamiliar or novel
u. Ability to think critically and grasp and analyze new ideas
v. Ability to interpret the arts
w. Ability to think theologically about current issues
9. Which of the above items are the most important to you as you begin your study at PSR? Please select three item numbers from question eight above that are the most important.
13. Who do you expect to be providing your pastoral care/spiritual direction while you are at PSR?