MA in Social Justice Course List

The 39-credit hour MASJ degree is comprised of an interdisciplinary core curriculum that combines ethics, theology, sacred texts, public leadership and spirituality; three social justice-oriented electives; a January-Term cross-cultural immersion trip; and a customizable 280-hour internship.

See a sample MASJ schedule showing actual class days and times.

Required courses (30 credit hours)

The Educated Spirit (2 credit hours)

Imagining Justice (3 credit hours)

Interreligious Theologies (3 credit hours)

Liberative Models of Educating and Organizing (3 credit hours)

Social Justice and Sacred Texts (3 credit hours)

Spirituality and Social Change (3 credit hours)

Nonprofit Administration and Leadership (3 credit hours)

Social Justice and the Law (3 credit hours)

Cross-Cultural Immersion: Chiapas, Mexico (3 credit hours)

Internship (3 credit hours)

Social justice electives* (9 credit hours)

Feminist and Womanist Ethics (3 credit hours)

Great Ethicists: Martin Luther King, Jr. (3 credit hours)

The Movement to End Human Trafficking (3 credit hours)

Queer Theological Ethics (3 credit hours)

American Christianity in Black and White (3 credit hours)

Race, Religion, and Nation: From Black Power to Black Lives Matter (3 credit hours)

The Social Gospel Movement (3 credit hours)

Ecotheology and Global Ethics (3 credit hours)

Community Organizing and Preaching: Power, Action, and Justice (3 credit hours)

Being with the Poor (3 credit hours)

Congregations and Communities as Partners in Ministry with the Poor (3 credit hours)

Doing Our Own Work: An Anti-Racism Intensive for White People (3 credit hours)

Food, Land, and Faith Formation (3 credit hours)

Practical Theology and Ecology (3 credit hours)

Worship, Ecology, and Social Change (3 credit hours)

* This list of electives is representative, not exhaustive.

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