Learn More about Candler's Master of Religion in Public Life

Religion in public life is focus on new master's program at Candler.

By Laurel Hanna

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Candler School of Theology’s new Master of Religion and Public Life (MRPL) degree explores the dynamics of faith in the public sphere. Now you have a chance to explore more about the degree at one of three upcoming lunch and learn events on October 28 and November 11, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Register here.

Allison Purves

The MRPL is especially well suited for those in careers that aren’t “religious,” but whose work is impacted by religion—like professionals in healthcare, education, social work, law and other fields who need to understand how clients may be influenced by their faith. The MRPL is also an excellent choice for those interested in the role of religion in society and those wanting to deepen their faith through study.

Students in the program will gain an enhanced understanding of the specific demands and concerns of religious traditions they encounter in their work, as well as an appreciation for the ways in which religion shapes the public landscape of 21st century North America.

The MRPL is a 30 credit-hour residential program with a flexible curriculum and occasional evening classes to accommodate working professionals. The application deadline for spring 2016 is December 1.

Learn more about the MRPL program.

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