Princeton Theological Seminary Launches Master of Arts in Theology & Ecology Degree Program
The Presbyterian Outlook
October 21, 2022
The 13-month program will attend the intimate connections among land, space, justice, soil, place, and neighbor.
Princeton Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees has voted to approve a new degree program, the Master of Arts in Theology and Ecology (MTE). Unanimously approved by the faculty, this 13-month program will equip graduates to lead with care and compassion by engaging students in the intimate connections among land, space, justice, soil, place, and neighbor. Courses will be centered at the Farminary, a 21-acre farm owned by the Seminary.
“In a moment when we are confronting the challenges of climate change, environmental stewardship, and food justice, the MTE program is a timely and innovative intervention. The expertise, scholarship, and teaching of our faculty is a critical resource for leaders looking to integrate faith, theology, and care for God’s creation,” says Eric D. Barreto, Frederick and Margaret L. Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament and Co-chair of the New Degrees Program Task Force. The task force, commissioned by President Barnes in Fall 2021 and comprised of professors and administrators, set out to explore new masters degrees that could broaden the Seminary’s reach and expand access to a Princeton Seminary education for an increasing number of individuals.