Master of Arts in Practical Theology

Ecology and Justice Specialization

The Ecology and Justice Specialization constructs a foundation in practical theology for engaging systems that support thriving of life for future generations. Students will be equipped to seek ways for answering a call to be in gracious and wise relationships with fellow creatures in shared contexts in the natural world.


12 credit hours from the following list of courses.

CE-620: Resisting Biocide: Environmental Ethics for Discipleship

CE-661: Christian Social Ethics

CH-642:  Christianity and Social Issues in the U.S.A.

CH 736: Julian of Norwich

CH-750: Wesley and Society

CH 767: The Social Gospel Movement

CT-750: Ecological Theology: God and Creation in Travail

ED-640: Ecological Religious Education

HB-715: Genesis

HB-781: Gender, Race, and Ecology in the Hebrew Bible

HM-730:  Community Organizing and Preaching

LS-675: Leading Transformational Change

PT-540: Doing Our Own Work

PT-600: Food, Land and Faith Formation

PT-605: Practical Theology and Ecology

PT-610: Spiritual Formation and Social Change

PT-615: Prophetic Hope and Creative Practice

PT/WO-620: Worship, Ecology and Social Change

PT/SR-635: Celtic Spirituality

PT-640: Knowing Where We Dwell

PT-700: Dialogues in Faith and Science


A note about dual degrees and specializations: There are some limitations to overlapping requirements between M.Div. specializations and dual degree requirements. For example, in the dual M.Div./MAPT degree, students cannot use the M.Div. required Spirituality course in a MAPT specialization as well.

Also, dual degree students cannot combine certain specializations because of the overlap. For example, in the M.Div. program a student may have a Spirituality specialization, but if that student is also seeking a MAPT degree, the student may not specialize in Spiritual Formation and Small Group Ministry. Please contact the registrar for more details.