Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADevS)

Master of Arts in Development Studies (MADevS)

Overview: The purpose of the programme 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 programmes that are contextually relevant, holistic and theologically informed.

Unit Name Hours
MADevS Courses and Credit Hours
Biblical and Theological Courses (6 Courses) 23-24 Credits
Biblical Studies courses: 3 MABTS for theological background; 3 PGD courses for non-theological background.
Biblical Studies Courses for Non-theological Background (3 courses) 12
BS 501 Scriptures and Methods of Interpretation 4
BS 502 Understanding the Old Testament 4
BS 503 Understanding the New Testament 4
Biblical Studies Courses for Theological Background (3 courses) 11
OT/NT 600 Advanced Hermeneutics 3
OT 602 Old Testament: History and Background 4
NT 602 Second Temple Jewish Literature and Christian Origins 4
Common for Theological and Non-theological Background (3 courses) 12 Credits
CH 603 Church and State in Ethiopia 4
MI 601 Gospel and Culture 4
ST 609 Advanced Studies in Christian Ethics 4
MADevS (7 Courses) 24 Credits
MADevS Common Courses (4 Courses) 13 Credits
DS 600 Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Development 3
DS 601 Faith, Gender, Health and Development 3
DS 602 Planning and Management of Development Projects 3
DSC 604 Economic Growth And Development in Africa 3
Community Development Concentration (3 Courses) 11 Credits
DS 603 Practicum 4
DSC 605 Social Protection and Sustainable Development 4
DSC 606 Microenerprise Development and Povery Allevation 4
GS 600-1 Personal Development I Pass/Fail
Gender, Health And Theology Concentration (3 Courses) 11 Credits
DSG 606 Fundamentals of Gender and Reproductive Health 4
DSG 605 Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality 4
DSG 604 Pscho-social Issues in Gender and Health 3
General Studies (4 courses) 6 Credits
GS 600-1 Personal Development I Pass/Fail
GS 600-2 Personal Development II Pass/Fail
GS 602-1 Research Methods I 3
GS 602-2 Research Methods II 3
DS 700 Thesis 9 Credits
Total (17 Courses & Thesis) 62-63 Credits

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