Master of Arts ­Theology­

The Master of Arts in Theology is primarily aimed at prospective students who wish to become pastors within the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and who have already successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in theology. The qualification can also entitle the holder to teach worldwide in the field of theology or religious education.

This master’s degree is internationally recongnized and can be added to the holder’s name. It entitles the holder to continue his or her academic career by way of a doctorate.

Deadline

For German applicants, 31. August (for October start), for foreign applicants, 31. Mai (for October start).

Semester beginning

winter semester

Period of study

6 Semester (120CP) It may be extended by up to 2 semesters upon application.

Study mode

full time

Degree

Master of Arts (state-accredited)

Language

German. Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German can take a one-year course in German as a foreign language (“Deutsch als Fremdsprache”) at Friedensau Adventist University.

Tuition Fees

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­Contents­ and ­Structure­

The standard period of study for the master’s programme is 4 semesters. Like the bachelor’s programme, it has a modular structure. Larger thematic areas are grouped together in clear study blocks. Each module contains several courses from various areas of study, from biblical theology, systematics, historical and practical theology, to mission and congregation building. Modules each last one semester or one year of study. They are graded following the guidelines for the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). They are recognized throughout Europe and therefore transferable, and transferring to a study programme abroad is also straightforward.

­Module­

  • Interpretation of reality and hermeneutics
  • Theology and religious consciousness
  • Being a Christian in the congregation and society
  • Gospel as a communicative event
  • Hope and the future
  • Religion as ritual and cult
  • Continuity and change
  • Ethics and responsibility
  • Art and culture
  • Foundations of Christian faith
  • Archaeology of Palestine
  • Christianity/present-day world religions
  • Child and youth work
  • Faith and science

­Prerequisits­

For German applicants the prerequisite for the programme is a completed Bachelor of Arts in Theology.

Foreign applicants whose Bachelor of Arts is equivalent to the German degree can in principle expect to be admitted to study at our university. Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German can take a one-year course in German as a foreign language (“Deutsch als Fremdsprache” ) at the Friedensau Adventist University. Applicants must otherwise be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of German, e.g. by successfully passing a test of German as a foreign language (TestDaF-Prüfung) with level-4 results in all 4 areas of performance (4 x TDN 4).

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­Admission­

Application packs for admission to a programme of study can be requested from the Admissions Office/International Office. The application for admission should be sent to the Admissions Office or International Office. In addition to the application for admission, the following documents must be submitted in full by the deadline:

certified copies of the original certificates showing university and school-leaving qualifications
information on how the programme of study will be financed
curriculum vitae
a photo

(Periods of study should be documented as precisely as possible with relevant evidence, e.g. transcript etc. Please do not send original certificates! The documents remain in the possession of the university. Official translations of all foreign-language documents must be in German, except in the case of English or French documents.)

An application for admission can only be processed by the university when the necessary documentation has been received in full. Hence the admissions procedure can only consider those applications for which the necessary documents have been submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Notice of ­admission­

The applications for admission to study are processed by the Admissions Office/International Office. The decision regarding admission is taken under consideration of the university places available, the level of qualification, and the evidence of funding for the programme. If all necessary prerequisites are fulfilled, the applicant will receive written notification of admission. The confirmation of admission for foreign applicants will only be sent once the deposit has been paid.

Your ­Lecturers­

The following lecturers are working in the course of studies for »Master of Arts Theologie«:

Johannes Hartlapp
Dr. theol.

Lecturer for Church History

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Stefan Höschele

Dipl.-Theol., Ph.D. (University of Malawi)
Dean Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-121
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Eudritch Jean

M.T.S.
Volunteer | Project Encyclopedia Seventh-Day Adventist

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 16
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Marcus Jelinek

M.A.
Lecturer New Testament

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Sebastian Kuhle

Head Music Department

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-122
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 10
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Igor Lorencin

Ph.D. (USA)
Lecturer of New Testament Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-217
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau
GERMANY

Kerstin Maiwald

M.A.
Research Associate

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Gerhard Menn

Ph.D. (USA)
Lecturer Practical Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Harald Mueller
Dr. jur.

Leiter Institut für Religionsfreiheit

Telephone: +49 (0) 175 8 98 36 60
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Christian Noack
Dr. phil.

Lecturer New Testament and Religious Education

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Bernhard Oestreich
Prof.

Professor New Testament

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-171
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Rolf Pöhler
Prof.

Ph.D. (USA)
Prof. Systematic Theology and Adventist Studies
Director, Institute Adventist Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-209
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Wernfried Rieckmann
Dr. theol.

Biblical Languages

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-235
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Andreas Rudolphi

Certified Speech Therapist

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-150
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau.de

Alexander C. Schulze

Ph.D. (USA)
Lecturer for Practical Theology

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-149
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Jan Åge Sigvartsen

Ph.D. (USA)
Lecturer for Old Testament

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-158
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Jon Stefansson

Research Associate | Project Encyclopedia Seventh-Day Adventist

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 16
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Thomas Steininger
Prof. Dr. phil.

Lecturer Practical Theology

Telephone: + 49 (0) 61 51 53 80 07
Email:

Heidelberger Landstraße 171
64297 Darmstadt

László Szabó
Dr.

Ph.D. (USA)
Mission Studies and Intercultural Studies
Head of the Arthur Daniells Institute of Mission Studies

Telephone: + 49 (0) 3921 916-204
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Lilli Unrau

Registrar | Secretary Theology Department

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu

M.T.S.
Research Associate | Project Encyclopedia Seventh-Day Adventist

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-138
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-120
Email:

An der Ihle 16
D-39291 Möckern-Friedensau

Frederik Woysch

M.A.
Lecturer Mission Studies

Telephone: +49 (0) 3921 916-170
Fax: +49 (0) 3921 916-201
Email:

An der Ihle 5 A
39291 Möckern-Friedensau

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