Starr King allows students interested in integrating academic, ministerial and activist professional formation to pursue both the Master of Divinity (MDIV) and the Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) or Master of Arts (MA).
About Joint Degrees
Matriculation in the joint MDIV/MASC can be done sequentially (starting with only one degree, and then petitioning to apply for the other) or concurrently. However, a student must apply and be admitted to the second program before completing the requirement for the first degree.
Students who wish to do the joint MDIV/MA must complete the M.A. portion of the joint programs within two years of full-time study after completion of the M.Div.
Double Degree Requirements
The double degree will entail:
Tuition for two years for the MDIV
Tuition for two years for the MASC or MA
Continuing fees for either the MASC or MA after the fourth year
24 units can be used towards both degrees, at the discretion of the student’s advisor. A total of 114 credits. One fourth of the credits (28.5) need to be taken in high residency mode. (This is an approved exception to ATS Educational Standard, section ES.18.104.22.168.) Only one Mid-Degree Portfolio Conference
All other degree requirements for each program
The Director of the MASC program should also be consulted when the MASC degree is involved.
Please note that the financial advantages of the double degree end at the conclusion of the second year of the first degree program. Academic advantages persist beyond this time frame.
Students should also note that the MA program is not a fixed tuition program such that tuition costs may increase from year to year.