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 Degree Programs 

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Turner Theological Seminary (TTS), an institution of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has a long history of training future ecclesial leaders "for a prepared ministry" through its academic programs in theology and leadership. Students have access to four distinct master's degree programs: Master of Divinity (MDIV), Master of Arts in Chaplaincy (MAC), Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL), and Master of Arts in Womanism and Justice (MAWJ).

 

 

Master of Divinity Degree (MDIV)

Earning a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Turner Theological Seminary (TTS) indicates that you have acquired the essential theological knowledge and practical skills required to pursue various professional avenues. The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program provides extensive education in ministry leadership and is often a requirement for ordination in various religious organizations. The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree is the essential graduate degree necessary for progressing to doctoral studies at TTS and other higher education institutions.

 

The areas of specialization of the MA degree are:  

  • Chaplaincy 

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Womanism and Justice

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate in the M.Div. program is required to complete 72 credits, including 6 credits specifically allocated for capstone/field.

Master of Arts Degree (MA)

The Master of Arts (MA) degree is an academic degree that aims to combine theological studies with practical ministry experience. Thus, it equips students for scholarly pursuits in one or more fields related to theology and also prepares them for religious leadership or service in a professional capacity. The program lasts for a duration of two years for students who are enrolled full-time. The objective of the degree is to combine theory and practice, academia and the church, as well as commercial and governmental sectors in a comprehensive educational process. The completion of the degree necessitates the acquisition of 36 credits, which encompasses six credits specifically dedicated to capstone courses.

Area of Specialization

The MA degree offers a variety of areas of specialization that are revised biannually by the Curriculum and Educational Policy of the Faculty in consultation with the Provost.  

 

The areas of specialization of the MA degree are:  

  • Chaplaincy 

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Womanism and Justice

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate in the M.Div. program is required to complete 36 credits, including 6 credits specifically allocated for capstone/field.

The Double Degree - Master of Divinity (MDIV)|Master of Arts (MA)

The double degree MDiv/MA is a stacking up of the MDiv. and MA as a degree in specialized ministry. For full-time students, it is a four-year program. It is designed to prepare leaders to revitalize Christian ministries in communities of faith, public spaces, academic settings, and the global community.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The MDIV|MA degree requires 90 credits for graduation. Typically, students would follow the schedule of the MDIV and complete the specific requirements of the concentrations of the MA, including its capstone.

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