Jan 26, 2023  

Master of Youth & Young Adult Ministry/Master of Social Work, Dual Degree MAYYAM/MSW

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MA in Youth & Young Adult Ministry Requirements

Prerequisite - 1 credit

MA YYAM Core Courses - 18 credits

MAYYAM Concentration Courses - 14 Credits

MAYYAM Dual Degree

Andrews University has formed a collaborative between the Department of Discipleship and Religious Education in the Seminary and the Department of Social Work in the College of Arts & Sciences to pre-pare students for youth and young adult ministry and social work. Students choosing this program would receive both a master’s in Youth and Young Adult Ministry and a master’s in Social Work. The objectives of this program are to equip students for various forms of ministry in which clinical and administrative skills in social work and ministry are needed; to enable students to integrate both ministry and social work knowledge, values and skills into a multifaceted approach to Christian service, thereby enhancing their usefulness as instruments of the Holy Spirit; and to sensitize them to nontraditional ministry opportunities byexposing them to theories and practice skills related to counseling approaches, person-in-environment, social and economic justice, human rights and global perspectives from a Christian worldview. The program is designed to give students both master’s degrees within three years. The details of the program are as follows:

  • The dual degree will consist of 78 credits.
  • The student will need to be accepted into both programs.
  • There will be shared electives between the two programs:
    • Eight credits for the MA in Youth & Young Adult Ministry; and
    • Ten credits for the Master of Social Work.
  • Fieldwork will also be a shared experience, being cross-listed as CHMN660 Field Practicum/SOWK535 Field Experience/ SOWK635 Advanced Field Experience. Nine credit hours will be required for a total of 900 clock hours.
  • One course will be cross-listed and be taken in the Department of Social Work:
  • GSEM 525 - The Bible and Biblical History  will be considered a prerequisite course. If the student passes the Biblical Literacy Exam, that will satisfy the prerequisite. If the student does not pass the exam, they will need to take the one-credit GSEM 525  in addition to the 78 credits for the dual degree.
  • Since both, the MSW and MAYYAM programs, reduce the total credits in order to reduce costs and achieve a more streamlined and efficient program, both degrees must be received simultaneously in order to fulfill the requirements of either degree.

See the Seminary section of this bulletin for a complete description of this dual degree.

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