Starr King School for the Ministry Reviews

  • 2 Reviews
  • Berkeley (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,290
0% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 2 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 9/29/2021
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
"I wanted to help change the world for the better. I want to help humanity in any way I can. I went to Starr King School for the Ministry because of 3 reasons: It's North America's most progressive theological school. It's committed to interfaith work and justice. It's intentionally Unitarian Universalist, in the liberal religious tradition. Starr King School for the Ministry is named after America's Orator, a long forgotten but important man from the 19th century for the union cause and abolitionism. Today it continues that legacy by preparing leaders to build just and sustainable communities, and by confronting the institutions of racism/misogyny/GLBTQIA+isms/environment destruction. This is the theological school to get a 3 year Master of Divinity or a 2 year Master of Arts in Social Change. Online, in-person, hybrid? They got it. The bad sides to consider: Smaller administration isn't always faster, favoritism isn't impossible, and there are downsides to a tiny theological school. I graduated with a MASC degree in Spiritual Care. I did 4 CPE simultaneously. It was a lot and there were factors that felt insurmountable and scary. I learned, I cried, I was transformed at Starr King School. And, I still want you to apply, enroll, attend, learn and transform, graduate, and start changing the world please. Apply now, choose to bless the world with me."
Sahar Muhsin
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2015
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"It is my honor to recommend Starr King School for the Ministry. This university's joint program of Masters of Divinity (from the interfaith perspective) and Religious Leadership for Social Change allows for the study of a variety of religious traditions with the intention to use the degree to effect positive social change. Analysis of the readings are with an emphasis on understanding the writers bias not simply on regurgitating the content. There is also an emphasis on experiential learning which may take you to holy centers around the globe. Though religious studies can seem like an abstract degree this program is grounded in multiple options for practically using the degree such as becoming a chaplain. The opportunity to provide religious guidance in settings such as hospitals with knowledge such as the variety of nuances of oppression and privilege equipt students with real tools for positively conditioning their environment. The low residency program option allows students to travel in for intensives, skype into classes as well as attend immersions abroad. The flexibility of this program really appeals to me as a nomad and busy traveler. It is a privilege to attend this school and I implore any who are inspired by this vocational calling to check us out."