Carey’s Master of Applied Theology provides an advanced theological qualification for those who are committed to career-long education.
The Masters aims to support professional development for pastors, including senior pastors, and other Christian ministry and missional practitioners who have high levels of curriculum knowledge, research skills, and leadership capacity.
In addition the academic programme aims to equip students interested in advancing academic scholarship and research in the field of applied theology. It is therefore also intended as a pathway for those interested in continuing on to doctoral studies, particularly through one of the established pathways Carey has with Auckland University of Technology, Otago University, or other tertiary institutions.
The programme of study for each student will be designed, as much as possible, to meet the individual needs and interests the students.
Each programme will total either 120, 180* or 240 credits and comprise of:
MA801 Research Methods in Applied Theology
90 or 120 credit thesis with the remainder of credits from the range of postgraduate courses on offer in 2019 which include:
Special Topic (Ministry): Public Theology – Derek Woodard-Lehman (University of Otago)
Research Essay guided research option
For more information on each course please contact Dr Myk Habets – [email protected]
* 180 Credit programme is subject to NZQA approval
Upon completion graduates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
An applicant will normally have completed one of the following:
An applicant who does not meet these requirements but who has completed a recognised undergraduate degree in a discipline other than theology or Christian ministry may be admitted as a candidate following successful completion of a bridging programme of study as determined by the Academic Director.
This programme is open to full-time and part-time New Zealand students and full-time International students.
For full information please see the Academic Regulations and Calendar 2019.
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It’s really worthwhile not just for your professional development but also the spiritual aspect where you are learning and growing in an area that’s of interest to you.
So many doors have opened up as a result of this piece of research and it’s been immediately transferrable to my role.