Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation Dual-degree Program
Persons who at the time of application know that they wish to emphasize teaching, ministry with young people, or spiritual formation and mission in their program may seek admission to a combined Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation degree program and may be admitted to candidacy for both degrees simultaneously. Pursued over a period of four years, the studies are coordinated from the outset to integrate preparation for ministry in the church with a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation degree. Through one of three tracks— teaching, ministry with young people, or spiritual formation and mission. The requirements for the two programs are unchanged. An integrated pattern of advisement enables the student to attain greater proficiency in theological studies as related to understanding and practice in specialized areas of Christian education and formation than would be possible if the degrees were pursued in sequence. Students enrolled in this four-year program may also qualify for financial aid and housing for the duration of the program. A decision to discontinue the program, once admitted, will not guarantee that either degree separately may be concluded in what otherwise might be standard time.
MDiv candidates who become interested in the dual-degree program after matriculation at Princeton Seminary can apply to transfer to that program, provided that space is available. Applicants must apply online no later than March 15 of their middler year. (For procedure, see Registrar’s website under Internal Degree Transfer Process for Current PTS students.):
Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation Dual Degree Program (MDiv/MACEF Dual) Learning Goals
Refer to the learning goals and requirements for the MDiv and MACEF programs (see above).