Episcopal Divinity School

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Our purpose is to educate lay and ordained leaders for Christ's Church and for the world who serve and advance God's mission of justice, compassion, and reconciliation.
FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION MASTER'S DEGREE D.MIN. PH.D. ADMISSION AND DEADLINES TAKE A TOUR
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PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S DEGREES
General Description:
Master of Divinity (MDiv)General Description:The Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree prepares people for ordained and non-ordained ministries within church and society. As a course of study, the MDiv curriculum seeks to engage students with Christian faith and heritage and with the challenges of Christian ministry in the contemporary world. The curriculum gives students familiarity with the materials and methods of theological inquiry and reflection and helps them acquire competence for ministry in a rapidly changing world of diverse cultures and contexts. While an Episcopal school grounded in the Anglican tradition, EDS’ ecumenical vision welcomes students from all across the theological and denominational spectra.The traditional MDiv is a three-year full time program, but may be completed part time in 4, 5 or 6 years. This traditional option can be done full time or half time while living on campus or commuting. The Distributive Learning (DL) option allows people who cannot relocate to Cambridge to combine Internet-based learning with intensive classes on campus twice a year, completing the MDiv in 5 years.For those contemplating ordination, the MDiv degree program is EDS is designed to be flexible and allow students to design a program to meet the requirement for a wide range of traditions and denominations. For those working toward holy orders in the Episcopal Church or the wider Anglican Communion, the MDiv curriculum is designed to cooperate with canonical requirements and diocesan authorities. For Episcopalians, diocesan postulancy is not a prerequisite to admission into the MDiv program; however students seeking ordination are responsible for contacting diocesan authorities at the appropriate times and keeping the school apprised of developments.
Academic Prerequisites:
Academic Prerequisites:Those applying to the MDiv should have an undergraduate degree (in any field), and strong writing skills.
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ACADEMIC MASTER DEGREES
General Description:
Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is a two-year program that satisfies a variety of general academic and vocational purposes. It can serve as preparation for advanced graduate study in related theological disciplines, as a foundation for combining forms of Christian ministry with other professions, or as a basis for creating new perspectives on church and society through informed theological study. Students may elect the option of organizing their program of study around a concentration in studies in Feminist Liberation Theologies. The MATS is not designed for students seeking the educational qualifications required for ordained ministry.The traditional MATS is a two-year full time program, but may be completed part time in 3 or 4 years. This traditional option can be done full time or half time while living on campus or commuting. The Distributive Learning (DL) option allows people who cannot relocate to Cambridge to combine Internet-based learning with intensive classes on campus twice a year, completing the MATS in 4 years.The MATS is conferred upon regularly matriculated students who possess the degree of Bachelor of Arts or its equivalent and who, in the judgment of the faculty, have fulfilled all stated requirements for the degree.Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) is a two-year program that satisfies a variety of general academic and vocational purposes. It can serve as preparation for advanced graduate study in related theological disciplines, as a foundation for combining forms of Christian ministry with other professions, or as a basis for creating new perspectives on church and society through informed theological study. Students may elect the option of organizing their program of study around a concentration in studies in Feminist Liberation Theologies. The MATS is not designed for students seeking the educational qualifications required for ordained ministry.The traditional MATS is a two-year full time program, but may be completed part time in 3 or 4 years. This traditional option can be done full time or half time while living on campus or commuting. The Distributive Learning (DL) option allows people who cannot relocate to Cambridge to combine Internet-based learning with intensive classes on campus twice a year, completing the MATS in 4 years.The MATS is conferred upon regularly matriculated students who possess the degree of Bachelor of Arts or its equivalent and who, in the judgment of the faculty, have fulfilled all stated requirements for the degree.
Academic Prerequisites:
Academic Prerequisites: Those applying to the MATS should have an undergraduate degree (in any field), and strong writing skills
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