BEND, Ore. -

Kilns College, a non-denominational Christian college in Bend, is inviting graduate students to apply for its Master of Arts Degree in Social Justice, which begins in September.

This is Kilns College's first graduate-level program, and is also noteworthy because it is the only Christian college in America to offer this type of program.

"A few other Christian colleges offer similar degree names, but none is like our program, which features an innovative marriage of theology, philosophy, ethics and practicum experience," said Ken Wytsma, president of Kilns College.

Wytsma is a nationally known advocate for social justice in both secular and religious circles. His book "Pursuing Justice" was recently released by Thomas Nelson, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. He is also founder of The Justice Conference, an annual international forum that brings together people of many nations who share a concern for the oppressed.

Wytsma will be one of the instructors in the one-year degree program, which features courses such as Systematic Theology for Christian Social Justice; A People's History of Justice in the Modern Era; and A History of Africa Since Independence. Tuition for the graduate program is $237 per credit.

For more information about Kilns College's Master of Arts Degree in Social Justice, go to http://www.kilnscollege.org/School/Admissions/Graduate-Admissions/ or email Vice President of Development Melissa McCreery at melissa@kilnscollege.org.

About Kilns College
Since 2008, Kilns College (http://www.kilnscollege.org) has been educating students with a missions and social justice focus so they can make a positive impact in the world. With their commitment to strengthening a person's commitment to service, Kilns faculty members conduct classes, mission trips and service projects in innovative ways that help men and women determine their purpose in life. Personal development is achieved by uncovering an individual's passions in tandem with their discovery of God's calling in their life.

Student housing is available on campus, which is located in a Central Oregon city well known for its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. Coupled with its affordable tuition, Kilns College is an ideal place to live and learn about opportunities every person has to make a significant impact in the world.