PIASS • Master of Theology in Community Care and Development

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Registration for September 2018 intake is ongoing!. Apply Now

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Master of Theology in Community Care and Development


Welcome to the Master Program of Theology in Community Care and Development. We believe that theology is more than an academic program; it is a way to serve the church and society at large. Today, more than ever before, pastoral ministry, public service, administration and leadership require experts equipped with enough competence and intelligence, to be able to steer a holistic and sustainable development for our institutions and communities. We hope that The Master of Theology in Community Care and Development will respond to this need. Individuals who are eager for knowledge and good practices will find in this program an inspiration and a true support in their studies, as well as in their personal and professional growth. This program addresses crucial concerns whole national, regional and international scope is indubitable.
 
The Master Program of Theology in Community Care and Development will offer an opportunity to address the concerns of individuals and communities wounded by repetitive experiences of traumatizing situations: wars and massacres on a large scale leaving behind orphans, refugees, raped women and abused children, prisoners, widows and casualties; the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda being a horrible illustration of this state of affairs. Moreover, the realities of structural injustices, ageism and disabilities call for a deeper analysis. This program will also tackle ecological issues as a contribution to the long-term struggle to mitigate global warming and climate change for a sustainable development.
 
The program equips students – women and men called to ordained or non-ordained positions – to link theological reflection and realities on the ground within Churches and in society in general with regard to spiritual, social and economic concerns for individuals and groups of people. It is our hope that the graduates of this program will have acquired academic and professional knowledge as well as practical skills in Community Care and Development which enable them to establish in Churches and in society the principles and processes of holistic care and development in a variety of community settings. Moreover, they will be able to conduct research in their area of specialization and provide recommendations to solve related problems in an innovative way.

The Master Program of Theology in Community Care and Development complies with the requirements of the Rwandan Higher Education Council and is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education. It counts 180 credits to be completed in two years divided into four semesters.


Mode of Attendance
School Base :  between 8 am and 5 pm during working days
First Session(1 month): November, 2018
Second Session(1 month): May, 2019
Important Dates for Application and Registration
 
September  intakes :June-October
March 2019 intakes : January-April


Apply now. The deadline for receiving applications for admission, September intake, is October 15.
 
We warmly welcome you at the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences.

Rev. Dr. Viateur Habarurema
Coordinator 
Tel: (+250) 7 28 68 92 93
Email: office-of-postgraduate@piass.ac.rw

 

Download: Master Program Application Form Oct 2018.pdf

Download full text  :Masters Programs Admission Requirements -1.pdf



Master of Theology in Community Care and Development
 

Modules Credits Semester
Project Planning and Management 10  I
Biblical Studies 15 I
Leadership in an African Context 10 I
Conflict Analysis and Resolution 10 I
Community Therapy and Transformation 15 I
Development Theories 10 I
Pastoral Care and Counseling 10 II
Diaconal Ministry 10 II
Church Governance 10 II
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 10 II
Research Methods in Social Sciences and Theology 15 II
Thesis 60 III, IV
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