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MDiv/MACEF Dual

Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation (Dual Program)

The Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation is a four-year dual degree program requiring the successful completion of 104 credits.

The MDiv/MACEF program is designed for students who at the time of application know they wish to emphasize teaching, youth and young adult ministries, or spiritual formation and mission in their program. The studies are coordinated from the outset to integrate preparation for ministry in the church with a specialization in teaching, youth and young adult ministries, or spiritual formation and mission. The requirements for the two degree programs are unchanged; however, they are integrated to provide greater proficiency in the chosen specialization.

There are three tracks in the dual-degree program:

  1. The Teaching Track is for students who are pursuing a call in teaching, whether in churches, higher education, or private elementary or secondary schools.
  2. The Youth and Young Adult Ministries Track is for students who feel a call to mission and discipleship formation with youth or emerging adults.
  3. The Spiritual Formation and Mission Track is for students who find their vocational calling in spiritual growth and outreach, including spiritual direction and evangelism.

Curriculum

Refer to the learning outcomes and requirements for the MDiv and MACEF programs. The requirements for the two programs remain the same.

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Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”