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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-18

Master of Arts in Spirituality, Culture and Health


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Advisor: Cynthia Visscher
2010 Moore Hall

The Master of Arts in Spirituality, Culture and Health is designed to provide students with the following:

  • Awareness and knowledge of spirituality, culture, and religion in relation to patient care and cultural understanding of the body, illness, and health.
  • Competency in using, and training others to use, practical tools for addressing religious, spiritual, and cultural diversity in health and human services settings.
  • An advanced understanding of the impact of religious belief, spirituality, and culture on patient and provider relationships, and on the process of healing, in the context of the health care environment in the United States.
  • The ability to act in a consulting role within an organization or community.

Admission Requirements


The completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

A resume

Submission of a 1200 word essay outlining the applicant’s specific interest in the program and how completion of the program will contribute to the applicant’s academic, professional, and personal goals.

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate study. Letters can be submitted by current or former colleagues if the applicant has not had recent contact with undergraduate professors.

Submission of a graduate application.

Program Requirements


The Master of Arts in Spirituality, Culture and Health consists of 30 credit hours, 12 of which must be in required courses. The remaining 18 credit hours may be elected from a variety of courses and departments.

Required Courses (12 hours)


Field Practicum


Elective Courses (18 hours)


18 hours of electives chosen from approved courses: wmich.edu/religion/

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