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Combined Degree of Master of Divinity and Master's in Development Practice (MDiv/MDP)

Combined Degree of Master of Divinity and Master's in Development Practice (MDiv/MDP)

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Candler offers a dual Master of Divinity and Master's in Development Practice (MDiv/MDP) in conjunction with Emory's Laney Graduate School. This program allows students to combine training and experience in international development with theological studies and formation for ministry and may be completed in four years instead of the five required to attain the degrees separately. Applicants apply to Candler and Laney separately, and if accepted to both schools, can enroll in the dual degree program. The schools maintain independent application procedures and different tuition costs. The MDP attends to both theoretical and applied methods of development and introduces students through interdisciplinary work to a variety of fields including global health, human rights, economics, governance, ecosystems, gender, energy and engineering. Training in research methods, program evaluation and assessment are central to the MDP program.The typical sequence of courses requires students to enroll full time at Candler in the first year. The subsequent two years are in the MDP program and include two consecutive summers of full-time international field placements. Those placements are arranged through the MDP with approved NGOs. The student is enrolled full time at Candler in the fourth year. The student must register and pay tuition for four semesters in the MDP and four semesters at Candler, but may take MDP elective courses at Candler during the two years in the MDP to fulfill an MDP concentration. Students develop MDP concentrations in consultation with MDP faculty, drawing on resources at Candler in areas of study such as conflict transformation, religious leadership for the global church, faith and global health, etc. Candler scholarships and grants are applicable only to those semesters in which students are in residency at Candler.

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