Joint Programs

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Our joint programs permit you to combine degree and non-degree programs across disciplines, in particular, the M.A. in Theology with Certificate Programs in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

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Theology and History

In partnership with the Graduate Program in History we offer a joint Master of Arts in Theology degree with a Certificate in History. The program provides a unique opportunity to graduate students in theology who seek to advance their understanding of the historical contexts of religious thought, institutions, and faith traditions; and of historical research and methodology through graduate-level course work in history.

Program Requirements

Full-Time 2 yrs
Part-Time ≤ 6 yrs
Credit Requirements 36
Foundation Credits 9-15 THL*
Elective Credits 9-15 THL**
Credit Limits/Area ≤ 9 THL
Extra-Departmental Credits 12 HIS
Credit Transfer ≤ 3 THL
Portfolio Yes
GPA 3.0

* Students with ≥12 credits in theology or religion on transcript prior to program admission complete 9 foundation credits. Others complete 15 credits.
** Foundation credits are prerequisite for electives.

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Theology and Gender & Women Studies

For students in theology who also wish to explore the inter­dis­ci­plinary field of Gen­der and Wo­men Stu­dies, we de­ve­loped this pro­gram jointly with the Gen­der and Wo­men Stu­dies Pro­gramThe Certificate allows you to enhance your stu­dies with a deeper knowledge of GWS, which has transformed scholarship and challenged fun­da­mental assump­tions in the hu­ma­ni­ties, so­cial and na­tural scien­ces, and the professions. 

Program Requirements

Full-Time 2 yrs
Part-Time ≤ 6 yrs
Credit Requirements 36
Foundation Credits 9-15 THL*
Elective Credits 9-15 THL**
Credit Limits/Area ≤ 9 THL
Extra-Departmental Credits 12 GWS
Credit Transfer ≤ 3 THL
Portfolio Yes
GPA 3.0

* Students with ≥12 credits in theology or religion on transcript prior to program admission complete 9 foundation credits. Others complete 15 credits.
** Foundation credits are prerequisite for electives.

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Theology and Education

In cooperation with the Graduate Program in Education and Counseling, we offer a combined Master in Theology with a Certificate in Education. This program is designed for students seeking careers as educators on the primary or secondary level, or in institutions of higher learning. Students will deepen their understanding of curriculum development, assessment, working with multicultural populations, and other aspects of education theory and practice.

Program Requirements

Full-Time 2 yrs
Part-Time ≤ 6 yrs
Credit Requirements 36
Foundation Credits 9-15 THL*
Elective Credits 9-15 THL**
Credit Limits/Area ≤ 9 THL
Extra-Departmental Credits 12 EDU
Credit Transfer ≤ 3 THL
Portfolio Yes
GPA 3.0

* Students with ≥12 credits in theology or religion on transcript prior to program admission complete 9 foundation credits. Others complete 15 credits.
** Foundation credits are prerequisite for electives.

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Theology and No-Profit Management

For graduate students interested in pursuing careers in community and faith-based organizations that operate both do­mes­ti­cally and abroad, with the De­part­ment of Public Ad­mi­nis­tra­tion we offer the joint Master and Certificate Program. The program trains students in the pragmatic skills needed for effec­tive lea­der­ship, ad­mi­nis­tra­tion, and ma­na­ge­ment while providing in-depth knowledge and experience in the various fields of theological inquiry.

Program Requirements

Full-Time 2 yrs
Part-Time ≤ 6 yrs
Credit Requirements 36
Foundation Credits 9-15 THL*
Elective Credits 9-15 THL**
Credit Limits/Area ≤ 9 THL
Extra-Departmental Credits 12 MPA
Credit Transfer ≤ 3 THL
Portfolio Yes
GPA 3.0

* Students with ≥12 credits in theology or religion on transcript prior to program admission complete 9 foundation credits. Others complete 15 credits.
** Foundation credits are prerequisite for electives.

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Advanced Theological Inquiry

You may combine the Master of Arts in Theology with our Certificate in Advanced Theological Studies. We offer this program for students seeking to earn credit hours beyond the requirements for the master's degree. It attracts students interested in studying more for personal or professional reasons, for example, in preparation for teaching, ministerial work, or advanced graduate studies.

Program Requirements

Full-Time 2 yrs
Part-Time ≤ 6 yrs
Credit Requirements 39
Foundation Credits 9-15 THL*
Elective Credits 24-30 THL**
Credit Limits/Area ≤ 9 THL
Extra-Departmental Credits ≤ 6
Credit Transfer ≤ 6 THL
Concentration (Credits/Area) ≤ 6 THL
Portfolio Yes
GPA 3.0

* Students with ≥12 credits in theology or religion on transcript prior to program admission complete 9 foundation credits. Others complete 15 credits.
** Foundation credits are prerequisite for electives.

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