MA Youth & Young Adult Ministry and Comm & International Development
Tentative start date: 2014-2015 school year. This program is still under revision so some changes may still occur.
The Dual Degree Program in Community and International Development (CIDP) and Youth and Young Adult Ministry (MAYYAM) will follow the model of the CIDP/SOWK dual degree and MAYYAM/SOWK dual degrees, where students are able to complete two degrees in 3 years, with a tuition reduction of 33% for the CIDP credits. For seminary credits, the student may apply for the MAYYAM tuition discount.
To facilitate this objective, the two programs will reduce the total number of required credits and will share a practicum and a limited number of elective courses. Specifically, CIDP will reduce the required number of credits from 39 to 30, removing the concentration requirement. CIDP’s 1-credit Practicum requirement will be fulfilled through MAYYAM’s required practicum. Additionally, up to 2 CIDP elective credits can be taken in MAYYAM.
The MAYYAM program is a 48-credit degree but it will share 6 elective credits with the CIDP program thereby reducing MAYYAM credits to 42.
To allow students interested in pursuing both degrees to complete their studies in less time and for less money. We have had many prospective students express interest in pursuing degrees in both ministry and development. The dual degree will strengthen the capabilities of students in both programs, preparing them for work with non-profit organizations, churches and missions.
Courses Required for the Degree
Religion Core: 18cr.
DSRE605 Issues in Religious Education
Practicum: 6cr. (with 1 shared with CIDS680)
Shared electives: 6cr CIDP courses accepted
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For specific courses on this area, please check with the Comm & International Dev Office.
Development Management: 11cr.
Research Tools: 6cr.
Practicum: 1cr (fulfilled by DSRE660)
Shared Electives: 2cr: MAYYAM courses accepted
(9 shared credits)
Since both the CIDP and MAYYAM programs reduce the total credits in order to reduce costs and achieve a more streamlined and efficient program, both degrees must be received simultaneously in order to fulfill the requirements of either degree.