Keeping Your Faith During Your Academic Career

Dr. Smith reads the bible

It’s important to keep your faith while going through graduate school. If you’re preparing to begin a master’s degree, then read on for tips on balancing school and your walk with the Lord.

Select an Institution with Christian Values

Finding the right school for you can be critical when it comes to keeping your faith and excelling in your academics. One way to make it easier to find a balance between living your faith and excelling in your studies is to enroll in an institution with a foundation in Christian values. In this type of setting, you may find it easier to embrace your faith each day and surround yourself with like-minded individuals.

Choose a Theology-Based Program

Are you looking for ways to incorporate your spirituality into your future career, as well as your academics? If so, then you have an excellent reason to consider a theology-based master’s program. For example, Grand Canyon University offers several Master’s programs including a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs in specialized areas of ministry. Each of these programs entails a strong focus on spiritual and professional formation along with supervised ministry experiences. Choosing a theology-based program can help you advance toward your career goals, strengthen your character, and simultaneously live your faith.

Build a Social Network That Embraces Your Values

Surrounding yourself with people who value the same things that you do is one of the smartest ways to balance school and spirituality. When your professors, friends, and mentors share your principles and ideals, you may find it easier to focus on your academic goals as well as your faith.

Earn Credit toward Your Degree while Serving Others

Finally, it can be easy to busy yourself with projects, activities, and studies during your academic career, but leaving room for faith is important and may help you avoid burnout. For these reasons, we support and encourage students to maintain consistent involvement in a local church throughout their studies. Our programs are designed to make ongoing ministry possible. In fact, students earn credit toward their degree by participating in guided ministry experiences under the supervision of faithful pastors and ministry professionals.

At GCU, we are committed to the success of all learners. For information about Grand Canyon University’s theology degrees, please visit the College of Theology or click the green Request More Information button at the top of this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.