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Master of Arts in Development Studies

Overview: The purpose of the program is to equip students with a strong theological foundation and the necessary professional knowledge and skill to clearly articulate and meaningfully address development issues relating specifically to gender, health and community development towards introduction of initiatives and programs that are contextually relevant, holistic and theologically informed.

Core Courses – ALL concentrations 45 credit hours

Biblical Studies

BS 501 Scripture and Methods of Interpretation 3

BS 502 Pentateuch and Narratives 2

BS 503 Prophets and Wisdom Literature 2

BS 504 Gospels and Acts 2

BS 505 Pauline and General Letters 2

Theological and Historical Studies

ST 501 God, Creation and Humanity 3

ST 502 Christ and Salvation 3

CH 501 History of Christianity 3

Mission

MI 502 The Church and Mission 3

Practical Theology

Serving Church and Society in Ethiopia and beyond 27

PT 501 Theology of the Poor 2

Development Studies

DS 501 Project Planning, Evaluation and Management 3

DS 502 Issues in Sustainable Development 3

DS 503 HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming 3

DS 504 Gender and Health 3

DS 506 Practicum 3

Other

PT 503 Personal Development 1 1

PT 504 Personal Development 2 1

EM 601 Research Methods in Development Studies 3

Thesis 6

Note: The Biblical and Theological courses detailed above are to be taken by students who do not have a theological background. Students holding a theological first degree will be required to do eight courses (24 credits) from the MABTS programme: one Old Testament, one New Testament, one Systematic Theology, one Church History, one Mission/Practical Theology and any other three elective MABTS courses

Concentration Courses                                   15 Credit hours

HIV/AIDS, Health and Theology

This concentration will enable students to understand and articulate HIV-related issues and prepare them to provide theologically informed and professionally equipped leadership for initiatives and programs that address the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Ethiopia and beyond

DS 511 Introduction to HIV/AIDS 3
DS 512 Impacts of HIV/AIDS on Society 2
DS 513 Responses to HIV/AIDS in Church and Society 2
DS 521 Psychosocial issues in Gender and Health 3
DS 522 Religion and Public Health 3
DS 524 Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS 2

Gender, Health and Theology

This area of concentration will help students to analyse gender issues in political and ecclesiastical contexts from philosophical and theological perspectives and relate their analyses to maternal and child health issues towards addressing unfavourable attitudes and conditions in community health in general and in particular maternal and child mortality rates and gender inequality in Ethiopia and beyond.

DS 521 Psychosocial Issues in Gender and Health 3
DS 522 Religion and Public Health 3
DS 523 Gender, Church and Politics 3
Serving Church and Society in Ethiopia and beyond 28
DS 524 Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS 2
DS 525 Gender and Philosophy 2
DS 526 Introduction to Reproductive Health 2

Community Development and Theology

This area of concentration will equip students with principles and methods of community development to provide theologically informed and professionally equipped leadership for initiatives and programs towards relevant and life-changing processes of capacity building and individual and societal development

DS 531Classic theories of Economic growth and development 3
DS 532 Faith and Development in Africa 3
DS 533 Micro enterprise development 3
DS 534 Food security policies and strategies 3
DS 535 Appropriate technology and poverty alleviation 3
Total                                                  66 credit hours

4 Responses to Master of Arts in Development Studies

  1. Minbale Getachew says:

    This is really very interesting. I believe that one can not leave the program at the end without being transformed internally and externally. I wish If I can join this program by the will of God.

  2. I need an acceptance letter for me to process funding by March 30th

  3. Terefe Tadesse says:

    It’s my pleasure to study my MA at EGST, so hope i will join for the next intake session.

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