STUDYING WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR RELIGION, PEACE AND JUSTICE

Programs

GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE OPTIONS

The Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice at St. Stephen's University offers a range of programs for both graduate and undergraduate students through a variety of innovative delivery modes that are meant to create the perfect balance between convenience and low disruption to the lives of our students and high personal contact and face-to-face interaction. All of our programs combine peace and justice theology, interreligious dialogue and peacebuilding, practical conflict transformation, the inner transformation of a peacemaker, and biblical studies, history of Christian spirituality, philosophy & culture, and spiritual formation.

Accredited Programs

ONLINE CERTIFICATE IN RELIGION, PEACE AND JUSTICE

With both graduate and undergraduate options, our Certificate is a completely online eight-month program over two semesters consisting of six carefully selected courses that were meticulously and intentionally designed to address some of the most pressing and important questions related to theology of peace and justice, peace and violence in the Christian Scriptures, the role of religion in peace and violence, practical peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and the inner transformation of a peacemaker.

 

The program is unique in the way that it combines the theological, practical, and inner dynamics of religion, peace and justice — proposing that all three dimensions must be present and held in tension for the vocation as a Christian peacemaker to be meaningful and authentic.

 

By the end of the program, students will be confident in their abilities to articulate a theology of peace and justice with a new maturity and sophistication that draws from a rich scriptural, historical, philosophical, and theological reservoir and put this theology into practice in effective ways that's still faithful to a cruciform nonviolence in various secular and religious conflicts while drawing from their inner transformation as peacemakers.

DURATION — 8 MONTHS

 

CREDIT HOURS — 18

 

DELIVERY MODE — ONLINE

MASTER OF ARTS IN

THEOLOGY & CULTURE

 

ONLINE PEACE STUDIES TRACK

The Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice (St. Stephen's University) offers a Master of Arts in Theology & Culture with an online Peace Studies Track. This is an opportunity for students to combine the rich subject matter of our Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice with the modules in Biblical Studies, History of Christian Spirituality, Spiritual Formation, Philosophy and Culture, and Research Methods.

Plus, the combination of the online learning delivery methods of the Certificate and the two short 2-week residency intensives at St. Stephen's University means that students can earn their graduate degree with a perfect combination of low disruption and high personal contact.

DURATION — 3 YEARS

 

CREDIT HOURS — 47

 

DELIVERY MODE — ONLINE AND TWO 2-WK RESIDENCIES

MASTER OF MINISTRY IN

THEOLOGY & CULTURE

 

ONLINE PEACE STUDIES TRACK

The Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice (St. Stephen's University) also offers a Master of Ministry in Theology & Culture with an online Peace Studies Track. Students gain the opportunity to combine the rich subject matter of our Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice with the modules in Biblical Studies, Counselling, History of Christian Spirituality, Spiritual Formation, Philosophy and Culture, and Research Methods and study abroad in either Greece and Turkey or Israel-Palestine.

And like the Master of Arts program, the combination of the online learning delivery methods of the Certificate and the two short 2-week residency intensives at St. Stephen's University means that students can earn their graduate degree with a perfect combination of low disruption and high personal contact.

DURATION — 3 YEARS

 

CREDIT HOURS — 44 or 48

 

DELIVERY MODE — ONLINE, TWO 2-WK RES., STUDY ABROAD

DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY & CULTURE

The Diploma in Theology & Culture is a two year program for serious lay people or people who may not qualify for the M.A or M.Min program. It focuses on personal spiritual formation and equips the student with the biblical, theological, and historical foundations for ministry. Mature students (older than 23) who have not completed an undergraduate degree (or established equivalency) but who have worked in professional ministry for three years may apply for a Diploma in Theology & Culture by Module.

Like our Masters degree programs, students gain the opportunity to combine the rich subject matter of our Certificate in Religion, Peace and Justice with the robust and meaningful content of the modules of the Diploma.

DURATION — 2 YEARS

 

CREDIT HOURS — 38

 

DELIVERY MODE — ONLINE, TWO 2-WK RESIDENCIES

Non-accredited Options

The Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice also offers non-accredited self-paced online mini courses as a more affordable alternative to our much more robust and substantial accredited online courses. Each course is only $49 USD for lifetime access to its content.

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