United Theological Seminary

Master of Arts in Ethics and Justice

The MA in Ethics and Justice program will provide you with focused academic training in theological disciplines with a focus on theological and religious ethics.

This program may be a good fit for you if you are interested in pursuing:

  • A doctorate in theological ethics in preparation for work as a professor in a seminary, divinity school or college or as a public theologian
  • A career as an ethics teacher in a private school or church
  • A career as a leader of a social justice ministry or an organization involved in ethical leadership or thought leadership concerning social justice concerns (e.g., an environmental or economic program, a progressive ethical think-tank, etc.)

 

United’s Ma at a Glance

  • 36 credits
  • Eleven 3-credit courses plus a 3-credit thesis, or ten 3-credit courses plus a 6-credit thesis
  • Can be completed in two years if you take a full-time course load (24 credits per year) and complete your thesis in approximately one trimester
  • All concentrations can be completed entirely via distance learning

Program Guide Sheet

LEARNING OUTCOME
NUMBER OF COURSES COURSES
Formation 1 Intro to Spiritual and Personal Formation
Religious Texts 2 Hebrew Bible 1: Orientation

New Testament 1: Epistles, Acts, and Revelation

Theological Tradition 2 Religious and Theological Interpretation

Choose one:

  • History of Christian Theologies
  • History of Modern Theologies
  • Constructive Theology
Ethics/Justice 2 Theology for Social Transformation

Choose one:

  • Christian Ethics
  • Comparative Religious Ethics
CORE SUBTOTAL 7
Academic Contextualization 4 Two Ethics Electives

Two Electives (as approved by advisor)

Academic Skills 1 MA Thesis
CONCENTRATION SUBTOTAL
5
DEGREE TOTAL
12

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