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About Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation or Master of Arts in Restorative Justice Dual Degree

This degree combines study in Eastern Mennonite University’s world-renowned Center for Justice and Peacebuilding with theological and practical preparation for ministry. Those interested in working in conflict transformation and peacebuilding or restorative justice with a ministry focus would be well-suited for this degree.

Degree Requirements

  • 70 credit hours of coursework for the Master of Divinity degree - 51 SH of the MDiv core curriculum and 19 SH of electives AND
  • 33 credit hours of coursework for the Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation degree - 15 SH from core requirements and 18 SH of CJP electives, a skills assessment course, and the practicum (chosen in consultation with an academic advisor) 
    OR
    33 credit hours of coursework for the Master of Arts in Restorative Justice degree - 15 SH from core requirements and 18 SH of CJP electives, RJ required courses, and the practicum (chosen in consultation with an academic advisor) 

Seminary Core Curriculum (43 credits)

  • FS 501/502 Formation in God’s Story I and II (6 SH)
  • BVOT 511 Old Testament: Text in Context (3 SH)
  • BVNT 512 New Testament: Text in Context (3 SH)
  • CTH 501/512 Christian Tradition I and II (6 SH)
  • FS 701/702 Formation in Missional Leadership I & 11 (4 SH)
  • CTT 634 Living Theology (3 SH)
  • CM 643 Missio Dei in Cultural Context (3 SH)
  • CTE 702 Christian Ethics (3 SH)
  • 12 hours of Biblical studies (12 SH)

For the MDiv, several integrative courses as designated electives (8-9 SH).

  • CM 631 Churches and Social Transformation (3 SH)
  • CTE 640 Topics in Ethics (3 SH)
  • Anabaptist Studies course or CM 671 United Methodist History (2-3 SH)

Additional MDIV electives (18 SH), including

  • at least one SMCL course and one CM course.
  • PAX 534 and PAX 634 Foundations for Peacebuilding 1 and 2 (12 SH)
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 SH)
  • PAX 682 Practicum (6-9 SH)
  • Skills assessment courses - choose at least one:
    • PAX 601 Mediation & Negotiation (3 SH)
    • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (3 SH)
    • PAX 610 Facilitation: Process Design & Skills for Dialogue, Deliberation & Decision-making (3 SH)
  • PAX 534 and PAX 634 Foundations for Peacebuilding 1 and 2 (12 SH)
  • PAX 535 Research Methods for Social Change (3 SH)
  • PAX 682 Practicum (6-9 SH)
  • PAX 571 Restorative Justice: Principles, Theories & Applications (3 SH)
  • PAX 676 Restorative Justice Practices (3 SH)
  • PAX 677 Restorative Justice and Whole System Approaches (3 SH)
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