M.Div – Justice and Peacebuilding

icon_mdiv_justice_peaceThe M.Div. with a concentration in Justice and Peacebuilding helps meet the ethos and values of the seminary in issues of justice and peacebuilding. This degree concentration is in partnership with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA (http://www.emu.edu/cjp/).

Students in this concentration will complete the required course of study for the concentration at BTSR. The concentration components for this concentration will reside primarily with the summer institute of the Center, an accredited program with a world-class reputation and an established record of leadership in the field of justice and peacebuilding. The program includes students from over 50 countries representing many cultures.

Students enrolled in the M.Div./JP concentration will take required courses that satisfy the M.Div. degree program goal and standards.

The CJP describes its program as, “Intended for people active in peacebuilding and related fields, SPI offers four 7-day sessions, each with a number of courses running concurrently.” Students will need to apply directly to the CJP, be accepted into the program and comply will the program requirements of the CJP in order to satisfy the concentration requirements.

The Master of Divinity with a concentration in Justice and Peacebuilding requires 72 core hours, in addition to 12 concentrated electives and a final thesis or project, for a total of 87 hours.