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MA Degree – Major in Conflict Management

The major in the Master of Arts degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student.

Purpose of the Major

To introduce learners to the biblical truths, theological dialogue, social theory, and practical methodologies in the interdisciplinary field of Conflict Management, and to foster inquiry into both the academic discourse and the skill sets required to be effective as a peacemaker between individuals and groups, especially as such conflicts occur within the context of the local church.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learners will have grounding in current Conflict Management scholarship, particularly as it relates to church conflict.
  2. Learners will have an informed view of how Scripture deals with interpersonal and systemic conflict.
  3. Learners will analyze conflict scenarios and suggest mediation strategies compatible with Scripture.
  4. Learners will understand the dynamics of constructive and destructive conflict, and how to foster the one and deter the other in the church setting.

Major Core Studies – 18 Credits

Major Core Studies form 18 credits of the 33 credits minimum for the MA degree Major in Conflict Management.

  • CM 526 Managing Conflict
  • CM 565 Dealing with Difficult People
  • CM 626 Implementing Positive Change
  • CM 632 Christian Mediation
  • CM 635 Interpersonal Forgiveness
  • CM 650 Principles of Church Discipline

Program Structure – 33 Credits Minimum

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
  • General Electives – 12 credits
  • M.A. Core Studies – 3 credits
  • Major Core Studies – 18 credits

A minimum of 18 credits must be earned through Trinity.

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