Degree Program Emphases

Students in either the MDiv or MA program may choose to cluster their general electives (3 courses) into an area of emphasis. This allows a student to specialize in an additional area of the curriculum. The emphasis is listed on a student’s final transcript and diploma.

The following twelve degree emphases are available:

  • Biblical studies
  • Brethren studies
  • Historical studies
  • Peace studies
  • Theological studies
  • Conflict transformation
  • Education and human development
  • Evangelism and missional church
  • Leadership and administration
  • Preaching and worship
  • Youth and young adult ministry
  • Design your own (with approval)

The applicable courses and options for each are found in the Program Emphases List.

In addition to an optional emphasis, all MA degrees require an area of concentration, and all MDiv students may choose a ministry focus.