Master of Arts in Theology & Ecology

June 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025
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Assuming the sacredness and interdependence of all creation, and in recognition of the world’s exhaustion, brokenness, and systemic injustices, the Master of Arts in Theology and Ecology (MTE) forms leaders for service by immersing participants in a community of embodied theological reflection, rooted in Princeton Theological Seminary’s Farminary, and by attending to the intimate connections among land, space, justice, soil, place, and neighbor.

MTE Learning Outcomes

In service to the mission of Princeton Theological Seminary, graduates of the Master of Arts in Theology and Ecology program will be able to:

  1. Attain a basic grasp of and proficiency in the theological disciplines (biblical studies, history, practical theology, theology).
  2. Understand the complex history of the relationships among human and nonhuman creatures, with particular attention to the intersections of ecological, economical, racial, and gender injustice.
  3. Wrestle with the church’s varied and occasionally conflicting roles in the aforementioned complex history.
  4. Articulate a provisional vision of justice and flourishing for creation that is rooted in Christ’s creative, salvific, and redemptive love for all creation.

The MTE degree is a 13-month residential degree that requires the completion of 36 credits.

MTE Curriculum (36 credits)

Introduction to the Theology and Ecology Program (3 credits) [first June term]
Introduction to the Ecology of Theological Education (6 credits) OR an Independent Study (6 credits) [1]
Four courses focused on Theology, Ecology, and Faith Formation (12 credits)
Special Concluding Course at the Farm (3 credits) [2] [second June Term]
Four General Electives (12 credits)
[1] MTE students with no training in theological education will take the Introduction to the Ecology of Theological Education course (6 credits) that will distill foundational concepts from each discipline. Students with prior theological education will take an Independent Study over the summer (6 credits). All students will engage in intensive work at the Farminary during planting/growing seasons.

[2] MTE students concluding their program will mentor students entering the program.

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