The programs are part of six new options added to the University’s extensive Dual-Degree offerings with Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, and other partnering universities, including Columbia, NYU, and Duke.
Included in the offering are 4+1 Dual Degrees in Religion and Theology and Ministry. Participating students can dual enroll in four graduate courses during their junior or senior year, providing students with a significant head start toward completing their Master of Arts—and a savings on the corresponding cost.
Additionally, Drew is offering a 3+3 Master of Divinity Dual-Degree program. Students in the program earn their bachelor’s degree from Drew after successfully completing 32 credits in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program, and then earn their MDiv after successfully completing all requirements in the sixth year. Drew’s MDiv prepares students for Christian leadership in and for the world.
The Theological School’s Dual-Degrees are interdisciplinary and allow undergraduates to choose from any of Drew’s 60+ majors.
“The call to faithful service and social transformation has never been limited by age,” said Interim Dean Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre.
“With these programs, young adults can work with the cutting edge Theological School faculty and pursue vocations in ministry and religion scholarship while they are completing their bachelor’s degrees.”
All Theological School degrees are rooted in the long tradition of Wesleyan and Methodist commitment to higher education.