M.A. Concentration in Religion and Environment
As an Episcopal seminary with access to a distinguished interdisciplinary environmental studies program, an active Center for Religion and the Environment that spans the University curriculum, and a 13,000-acre domain rich with lakes, forests, and 50 miles of trails, The School of Theology offers an unparalleled opportunity to study the intersections of religion and ecology. The M.A. with a concentration in religion and the environment draws on these unique gifts to prepare students to work with churches and dioceses, schools, environmental nonprofits, and advocacy groups to confront the urgent social and environmental crises facing our society.
The M.A. concentration is a truly interdisciplinary program. After a basic grounding in the tools of biblical studies, theology, and ethics, distribution requirements guide students so they are exposed to a variety of perspectives on environmental issues, ranging from the "hard sciences" to policy studies. Further elective work within the concentration allows the student to pursue specific interests, and a research project serves as the capstone in the concentration.