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Master of Arts
The Master of Arts in Religion or MAR degree is a two-year, graduate, academic degree program for laypersons who seek an interdisciplinary approach to theological reflection, religious experience and ethical action, or who wish to approach another field or profession from a perspective enriched by theological study. This degree is also for directors of religious education seeking certification in the Unitarian Universalist Association's certification program who would like to earn a master's degree while fulfilling those requirements.
Master of Arts Core Requirements
The MAR requires a total of 16 credits from academic courses.
Of the 12 course credits needed for the degree at least 10 must be taken through the TouchPoint model at Meadville Lombard Theological School or at another seminary in the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS). Meadville Lombard's TouchPoint model is a "low residency" educational model. Students enroll in semester-long courses and are required to be in Chicago durng one-week intensives taught in January, March, and July.
Thesis / Project Requirement
All transfer credits must be pre-approved by the student’s academic advisor. Transferred credits will not appear on the Meadville Lombard transcript with a letter grade (only the credit is transferring) and the letter P, for Pass, will accompany all transferred credits.
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