The Master’s of Theology in Community Care and Development
Welcome to the Master’s Program of Theology in Community Care and Development, September 2020 intake. We believe that theology is more than an academic program; it is a way to serve the church and society at large. Today, more than ever before, pastoral ministry, public service, administration and leadership require experts equipped with enough competence and intelligence, to be able to steer a holistic and sustainable development for our institutions and communities. We hope that The Master’s of Theology in Community Care and Development will respond to this need. Individuals who are eager for knowledge and good practices will find in this program an inspiration and a true support in their studies, as well as in their personal and professional growth. This program addresses crucial concerns whole national, regional and international scope is indubitable.
The Master’s Program of Theology in Community Care and Development will offer an opportunity to address the concerns of individuals and communities wounded by repetitive experiences of traumatizing situations: wars and massacres on a large scale leaving behind orphans, refugees, raped women and abused children, prisoners, widows and casualties; the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda being a horrible illustration of this state of affairs. Moreover, the realities of structural injustices, ageism and disabilities call for a deeper analysis. This program will also tackle ecological issues as a contribution to the long-term struggle to mitigate global warming and climate change for a sustainable development.
The program equips students – women and men called to ordained or non-ordained positions – to link theological reflection and realities on the ground within Churches and in society in general with regard to spiritual, social and economic concerns for individuals and groups of people. It is our hope that the graduates of this program will have acquired academic and professional knowledge as well as practical skills in Community Care and Development which enable them to establish in Churches and in society the principles and processes of holistic care and development in a variety of community settings. Moreover, they will be able to conduct research in their area of specialization and provide recommendations to solve related problems in an innovative way.
The Master’s Program of Theology in Community Care and Development complies with the requirements of the Rwandan Higher Education Council and is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education. It counts 180 credits to be completed in two years divided into four semesters.
The program functions with two intakes: September and March
Graduates will be eligible for positions of pastors or preachers within their respective Protestant denominations. Other graduates will easily secure teaching positions at different levels thanks to their acquired communication skills (both oral and written), patience, and adaptability. Others will also serve in different institutions as chaplains. These are religious or philosophical figures who provide guidance and counseling to those seeking in variety of settings, including hospitals and other social care organizations, universities, schools and colleges, sports organizations, and even the armed forces or prison. Some graduates may also make their carrier as youth workers who provide young people. There is no doubt that many graduates from this program will be hired or create jobs as development agents in various settings connected with socio-economic promotion and social work.
Application deadlines: The deadline for receiving applications for admission, September intake, is:
- International students: September 15, 2020
- Rwandan students: October 15, 2020
Applications in prints can be deposited at our offices at Huye and Karongi campuses. Scanned files can be forwarded to our electronic addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) from now onwards. Online applications can be received from June 15!!!!
Mode of attendance: Many applicants find it difficult and even impossible for them to get each year about 60 days off from their services to stay on campus for face to face teaching and learning activities as was our practice. We are pleased to announce to the public that a new mode of attendance will be applied from the new academic year (2020-2021) onwards to address this challenge.
- At the beginning of each semester: 12 day stay on campus (classes)
- Plus 2 weekends per month for 6 months (classes)
- Plus 2 weekends per months for 4 months (workshops and exams)
The detailed timetable will be issued by July 30.
Costs: please download the document “MA Admission Requirements”.
Stay on campus (First semester): November 2 –14, 2020
We warmly welcome you at the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences.
Rev. Dr. Viateur Habarurema
Tel: (+250) 7 88 68 92 93 / (+250) 7 28 68 92 93 (whatsApp)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Download full text : MA Admission Requirements September intake 2020-2021
Master of Theology in Community Care and Development
|Research Methods in Social Sciences and Theology (Qualitative Research)
|Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue||10|
|Environmental Management and Sustainable Development||10
|Community Therapy and Transformation
|Pastoral Care and Counseling
|Project Planning and Management
|Conflict Analysis and Resolution
|Research Methods in Social Sciences and Theology II (Quantitative Research)
(Students without a background in Theology)