Dual Degree Opportunities

The MDiv/MA and MTS/MA in bioethics prepare students to work at the intersection of religion and health or health care—in bioethics, patient advocacy or pastoral care at a faith-based health care institution or organization. Offered in conjunction with Emory’s Laney Graduate School and the Center for Ethics, the dual degree program allows students to complete both degrees in one less year than would be required to complete them separately: four years for the MDiv/MA and two years for the MTS/MA.

MDiv/MBA and MTS/MBA graduates often enter the fields of church administration, investment management for church development, private wealth management and/or estate planning. Offered in conjunction with Emory’s Goizueta Business School, the dual degree program allows students to complete both degrees in one less year than would be required to complete them separately: four years for the MDiv/MBA and three years for the MTS/MBA.

The MDiv/MDP combines training and experience in international development with theological studies and formation for ministry, epuipping graduates to apply their theological understanding to engage religious communities in creating positive change. It also prepares religious leaders from developing countries to address social and economic issues as part of a holistic approach to ministry. Offered in conjunction with Emory’s Laney Graduate School, the dual degree program allows students to complete both degrees in four years, rather than the five years required to complete them separately.

The MDiv/JD and MTS/JD combine training in law and ministry or religious studies. Graduates often pursue a career in law, with interests in advocacy, ethics, social and political theory, public policy, or church life. Offered in conjunction with Emory’s School of Law, the dual degree allows students to complete both degrees in five or four years, respectively, one year less than if they pursued the degrees separately.

The MDiv/MPH and MTS/MPH prepare students who are interested in using a deep understanding of religion and theology in public health roles. Offered in conjunction with Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, these dual degrees may be completed in four or three years, respectively, both one year shorter than if the degrees were pursued separately.

The MDiv/MSW is for those considering the role of faith and religious institutions in community health and development, the care of individuals in poverty and crisis, response to systemic and institutional injustice, and issues of social transformation. Offered in conjunction with the University of Georgia, the dual degree program allows students to complete both degrees in four years, rather than the five years required to complete them separately.