Feb 05, 2023  
Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts, Christian Studies + Master of Science, International Development Dual Degrees (MACS+MSID)


71 Credit Hours


Aim and Outcomes

The aim of the Master of Arts, Christian Studies and Master of Science, International Development dual degree program (MACS + MSID) is to combine a broad graduate theological education with practical industry-specific skills used in the international development field. Such skills include grant writing, program design and evaluation, data-gathering practices, as well as political, economic and managerial tools. For additional information, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Structure and Delivery

See each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Program Length

Dual degrees allow students to complete two degrees simultaneously with fewer credit hours required than if completing those degrees separately. Dual-degree students can complete the dual-degree requirements in two and a half years (12 credit hours each each semester, in addition to Summer courses). For additional information, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Admission

Dual-degree applicants must be accepted into each program independently. The admission requirements and process for each degree may be found in the relevant Admission section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Degree Requirements

All dual-degree students studying for the MACS + MSID dual degrees (71 credit hours) will complete the specified MACS and MSID courses. For the MACS, dual-degree students will complete eight courses from the MACS Core, as follows: two courses in Old Testament (6 credit hours), two courses in New Testament (6 credit hours), two courses in Theology (6 credit hours), and two courses in Practical Theology (6 credit hours), and two elective courses within the School of Ministry (6 credit hours). For the MSID, dual-degree students will complete 41 credit hours of specified courses, including a Master’s Thesis, which will fulfill the MACS Comprehensive Examination requirement. For additional information, including any required prerequisites, see each degree in the relevant section of the Graduate and Pharmacy Catalog.

Below are the specific dual-degree requirements for the MACS + MSID dual degrees:

Master of Arts, Christian Studies Core - 24 Credit Hours


Old Testament Courses - 6 Credit Hours


Select two:

New Testament Courses - 6 Credit Hours


Select two:

Historical Theology Courses - 6 Credit Hours


Select two:

Practical Theology Courses - 6 Credit Hours


Select two:

Electives - 6 Credit Hours


A least six credit hours of electives must come from graduate courses offered within the School of Ministry (Note: the ministry apprenticeship courses are not allowed to fulfill any MACS degree requirements)

MSID Development Studies - 32 Credit Hours