Dual Degrees (BA & MA) Accelerated Programs

Are you ready to get a head start on your post-college career plans? Trinity offers four exciting dual degree programs that allow students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in 5 years or less, with the exception of the BA in Psychology and MA in Mental Health Counseling which takes 6-6.5 years to complete. As your undergraduate studies wind down, you can begin taking Master’s level courses at Trinity Graduate School or TEDS, depending on your chosen degree.

Accelerated BA / MA in Intercultural Studies

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity College offer a unique opportunity for qualified students who have demonstrated a heart for missions and desire to pursue intercultural studies. The Accelerated Degree Program is open to any student pursuing a bachelor degree and is particularly appealing to current students in Christian Ministries, as well as to those who are thinking in terms of social issues, MK or expatriate education, tent-making and micro-enterprise. It also has the tremendous advantage of saving a semester’s tuition cost.

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Advance: Pre-Seminary Studies with MDiv

This groundbreaking early-entry MDiv program is designed for high-academic capacity students sensing an early call to pastoral ministry. This program lays a foundation for an effective ministry of biblical understanding in the context of a local church ministry. It is designed to enable a student to do further graduate studies in a seamless BA/Master of Divinity program between Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).

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BA / MA in Bioethics

If you want to have the credential and the credibility to influence the crucial ethical decisions facing our contemporary culture, here is your chance. The Dual Degree in Bioethics will allow you to engage, thoughtfully, compassionately and Biblically with bioethical issues like medical ethics, embryonic stem cell research, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion. The bioethics master’s degree will enhance any major, but is a strong complement to professions in healthcare, science, education, psychology, media communications, law, public, policy and church ministry. The Dual Degree can be entered as early as the summer before the junior year, with completion of the MA possible in the summer following the senior year of college, in time to enter professional and graduate schools along with your peers. Opportunities for internships/networking are available through the world-class Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on our Deerfield campus. Our students who have completed the MA in Bioethics attest to the competitive advantage this credential affords them as they apply for jobs or pursue admission to medical schools, graduate schools and other professional schools.

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BA / MA in Leadership

If you want to develop your leadership abilities to ethically respond to the demands of a global, knowledge-based society, the Dual Degree in Leadership is the perfect degree for you. Graduates are prepared to lead others creatively and knowledgeably in a Christ-honoring way. In today’s competitive global marketplace, it is crucial for employees to differentiate themselves by mastering soft skills such as working with other people and communicating effectively across an organization.

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BA in Exercise Science / MA in Athletic Training

Athletic training majors share a few central qualities: a drive to perform at the highest standard, a spirit of compassion for those around them, and a desire to integrate their faith with the healing process. In partnership with Trinity Graduate School, we will provide everything you need to become an athletic trainer in five years. We will train you in injury prevention, rehabilitation, immediate care, and professional responsibility as you prepare to hit the ground running in this field. (Please note that the MA in Athletic Training currently is pending authorization from the Higher Learning Commission.)

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BA in Psychology and MA in Mental Health Counseling

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity College offer a dual Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts degree that combines a BA in Psychology (Counseling Psychology Emphasis) with an MA in Mental Health Counseling. This is an accelerated program where courses taken from the Divinity School may be counted toward undergraduate requirements and where a student may apply as early as their junior year to the Mental Health Counseling (MHC) program at TEDS.

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