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  Feb 22, 2018
 
 
    
2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Public Health/Master of Divinity Track 2 Dual Degree MPH/MDiv


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Program Description


Andrews University has establish a collaborative program between the Master of Divinity Degree of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and the Department of Publich Health, Nutrition, & Wellness in the School of Health Professions. Students are able to complete two degrees in 4 years; 2 years in the Theological Seminary and 2 years in the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness. The MDiv is available on Campus while the MPH is available both on campus and online.

Completion of the dual degree requires strict adherence to course sequence and curriculum design as students will travel as a cohort through each program.

Total Credits - 139


MDiv Degree Requirements - 97


Interdisciplinary Courses - 15


Christian Ministry - 19


Discipleship and Religious Education - 8


Church History - 12


New Testament - 15


Old Testament - 15


Theology - 10


Certification


The curriculum for the MPH is designed to help prepare students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam (CHES) administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

Studentes will be expected to meet the Seven Areas of Responsiblity of a Health Education Specialist.

  1. Assessing individual and community needs for health education.
  2. Planning effective health education programs.
  3. Implementing health education programs.
  4. Evaluating effectiveness of health education programs.
  5. Coordinating provision for health education services.
  6. Acting as a resource person in health education.
  7. Communicating health and education needs, concerns and resources.

Admission Requirements


Master of Divinity


  1. Baccalaureate Degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  2. Undergraduate GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.50.
  3. Recommendations from the Church board where the applicant is a member; College teacher/advisor, and Church administrator, pastor, or recent employer.
  4. Personal Qualifications: Represent high moral integrity with a character, lifestyle, and spiritual commitment reflective of the beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and show promise of usefulness for ministry through personal maturity and adequate experience in the Church. (Persons of other faiths who are willing to live in harmony with these standards are welcome to apply).

English Language Requirements

Students whose language of education is not English must submit one of the following tests and minimum scores:

TOEFL Paper-based - 565
TOEFL Internet-based - 85 Minimum 20 in each section (reading, listening, speaking, writing)
MELAB - 81
IELTS - 6.5
PTE - 58

Master of Public Health


  1. Baccalaureate Degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  2. Undergraduate GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.00.
  3. GRE: No minimum score if undergraduate is from an accredited United States institution. Minimum score of 290 combined if undergraduate degree is not from an accredited US institution. Canidates with masters degree do not have to take GRE.
  4. Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation from the Church board where the applicant is a member, college teacher/advisor, and church administrator, pastor, or recent employer.
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  7. Prerequisites:
  • College level writing
  • College level algebra
  • Biology or Anatomy & Physiology or Physiology course
  • Chemistry course
  • Two nutrition courses

Note: College level statistics is required for PBHL 511 - Biostatistics .

English Language Requirements

Students whose language of education is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL or MELAB score of 80.

Program Objectives


  1. To prepare students for various forms of ministry in which clinical and administrative skills in public health and theology are needed.
  2. To enable students to integrate both theological and public health knowledge, values and skills into a multifaceted approach to Christian service, thereby enhancing their usefulness as instruments of the Holy Spirit.
  3. To sensitize students to nontraditional ministry opportunities by exposing them to theories and practice skills related to nutrition and wellness, environmental health, and health behaviors.

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