Master's in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship

A Christian Social Entrepreneurship Degree with a Tech Focus for only $8,000/year

The Master's in Technology and Social Entrepreneurship (MTSE) Program is led by the previous co-founder of MIT's Internet Telecoms Consortium. Designed to be a Christian counterpart to similar programs at MIT and Stanford with some of the top faculty practitioners in the world.

Looking to develop social entrepreneurship skills with a technology focus? 

Get equipped in social entrepreneurship skills to use innovation to transform the world.
Develop a holistic understanding of technology including a theology of technology, tech addictions, systems and sustainability.
Learn business and nonprofit management skills needed to advance your career.

Learn to Use Technology and Innovation for God

Technology Leadership Skills


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Our program will help Christians in the STEM disciplines learn how to use their skills in ministry, social entrepreneurship, and business for God by deepening their theology of technology, identity and calling, systems thinking, and thinking on sustainability and technology for the poor.

City Vision University is a nonprofit Christian college established in 1998. City Vision University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Course Offerings

Format & Transfer Credit

  • Theology of Technology
  • Organizational Systems
  • Theology of Work & Personal Calling in the STEM Professions
  • Emerging Media Ministry
  • Technology, Cross-Cultural Organization & the Poor
  • Technology, Life Balance and Addiction
  • High Tech Social Entrepreneurship
  • Grant and Proposal Writing

Courses are all offered online in five, 8-week sessions where students can start in any term. The program requires 36 credits and students can transfer in up to 18 credits. Students must have a degree or one year in a technology related field or job.

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We provide a 25% discount to military/veterans and staff at Rescue Missions and Salvation Army and a 50% discount to ministry interns. Students may also use GI Bill benefits to help pay for their studies. 




Required Courses

  • 501. Theology of TechnologyThis course will introduce students to the biblical and theological basis for a Christian theology of  technology and to the concepts essential to the reflective life and practice of the Christian technologist. The course will help students to: 1) apply a biblical and theological view of technology to ministry situations. 2) clearly evaluate, articulate and address the ethical dilemmas involved in the use of technology. 3) understand and articulate their unique identities as technologists and the unique role played by technologists in the Body of Christ 4) demonstrate a grasp of the biblical history of technology and how it shapes both human consciousness and social and cultural practices including both true and false worship, idolatry and true spiritual imagination. 5) communicate a clear vision for the use of technology in areas such as the development of Christian character, spiritual values and service to the urban poor.
  • 502. Organizational SystemsStudents are introduced to systems theory with a focus on organizational systems to see the world in terms of interconnected patterns that constitute human, technical and natural systems, and to learn how to reinforce or change these systems appropriately. Students focus on a technology-focused organization to document their interconnected systems such as goals, strategy, environments, structures, processes and people. They map the alignment of these subsystems in order to consider leverage points for improvement, especially in respect to power dynamics, funding, or organizational communications.This course will help students to: 1) Use organizational theory to better understand, map and model internal and external organizational environments. 2) Model systems of funding, communication and power to synthesize new insights into organizational and social systems relevant to ministry. 3) Understand how to build effective systems models using spreadsheets and diagramming software. 4) Apply systems thinking to common strategic issues faced in technology-focused organizations. 5) Understand the systems complexity to understand the limitations of reductionist, quantitative methods. 6) Understand how to adapt the principles of systems thinking into the living systems of ministries.
  • 503. Vocation, Work, and the Purpose of Work (Theology of Work and Life Calling in the STEM Professions)This course will explore the Christian vocation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers and their unique identity and role within their field in a way that maximizes their calling and enables Christian ministry 24/7. This course will help students to: 1) Understand their unique identity as a technologist and the unique role played by technologists in the Body of Christ. 2) Identify what their calling or vocation might be and how it might be leveraged for ministry. 3) Understand the unique issues facing Christians in STEM fields. 4) Know where to go to find support structures and resources for their vocation in ministry. 5)Understand the complexities, frustrations and possibilities that will accompany their ministry in vocation.
  • 504. Emerging Media MinistryThis is a course in digital strategy and pragmatics that covers Internet ministry, mobile ministry, social media and Internet marketing and analytics. This course will help students to: 1) Communicate a general statistical and social understanding of how both the Internet and mobile technology can be deployed as multiplying factors in Christian outreach, education and community transformation. 2) Clearly demonstrate an understanding of how to practically focus technological solutions on specific ministry problems using both the Internet and mobile technology as the main vectors of action. 3) Enumerate the ways in which Internet and mobile technology can achieve ubiquity of communication of Christian moral, theological and sociological values in the service of the Kingdom of God. 4) Develop an online marketing strategy that includes paid search, organic search, social marketing, conversion funnels and analytics. 5) Develop a strategy and implementation plan that uses the Internet and/or mobile technology to achieve a result in one of the following areas: Christian outreach, Christian education, missiological and cross-cultural communication Christian social entrepreneurship / justice issues.
  • 505. Appropriate Technology (Technology, Cross-Cultural Organizations and the Poor)This course is an introduction to the field of Appropriate Technology and in particular how the principles from that field can be applied to using Information Technology in lower-income and non-Western environments. This course will look at technology approaches and strategies for serving these groups that have been called "the majority world," "the two-thirds world," "the other 90%," "the base/bottom of the pyramid" and "the poor." This course will examine principles of appropriate technology and case studies that will help businesses and ministries develop products and strategies for these groups.
  • 507 Capstone Project DesignThis course is designed to introduce the student to the requirements of the Capstone course proposal. A major focus of the course will be to choose and refine their Capstone project based on feedback from faculty, peers and partner organizations. This course will help students to: 1) Have a reflected on and designed her/his Capstone Project including a timeline from which to work on the Capstone project. 2) Understand the process of research and implementation for the Capstone Project. 3) Identified and secured agreement with an organization and/or advisor to provide mentoring and a practical context for project implementation. 4) Have a completed Final Project proposal to the MTSE Program Director for Approval.
  • 508. Technology and Ministry Capstone ProjectThe Capstone represents the culmination of the student experience in the MTSE program where students work on a major project that shows an integrated interdisciplinary understanding of the overall STM program. The project should be practical and be able to be used by a current or future employer or affiliated ministry. This course help students to: 1) Create a major product that significantly contributes toward the field of MTSE in a way that can be used and replicated by others. 2) Synthesize materials learned in the MTSE program and apply it toward a significant program or opportunity in the field. 3) Collect and evaluate comprehensive research in a particular domain of MTSE  and apply that toward significant program or opportunity in the field. 4) Help spread this solution by communicating, defending and distributing (in written, oral and multimedia formats) a solution to a particular problem or opportunity in the field of MTSE in a way that can be effectively replicated by others.


  • 506. Technology, Life Balance and AddictionWe live in an epidemic of addiction to sex, pornography, online affairs, gaming, the Internet and Facebook--all addictions that are exacerbated by technology. This course is intended to equip students with an interdisciplinary approach to minister to those with  technology-related addictions combining lessons from the disciplines of counseling/psychology, theology, public health and technology. This course will help students to: 1) Understand the significance of technology-related addictions including sexual addiction, pornography addiction, online affairs, gaming addiction and Internet/Facebook addiction. 2) Develop relationships and accountability structures to ensure your own sobriety and a healthy diet of media, technology and relationships. 3) Equip yourself and others with with resources, strategies and technology tools to protect individuals, families and communities from technology-related addictions. 4) Understand the resources available to get help if you or others you know face issues of technology-related addictions and to be equipped to make referrals and as appropriate help with peer support groups within your ministry context.
  • 511. High Tech Social EntrepreneurshipThis course will explore the discipline of social entrepreneurship focused on high-tech initiatives. This course will help students to: 1) Apply management strategies and techniques of high tech social entrepreneurs for evaluating opportunities, developing innovation, scaling, sustainability, and social impact for their initiative. 2) Learn the unique opportunities, challenges and pitfalls facing entrepreneurs and to reflect and apply that to their own experience in technology initiatives as a Christian. 3) To understand the funding challenges facing social entrepreneurs and to apply that to develop a sustainable funding strategy. 4) To evaluate current strategies and to develop a strategic plan for a high-tech social initiative incorporating the principles taught in this course.
  • 512. Grant and Proposal WritingThis course will focus on grant and proposal writing covering the research and prospect identification process, foundation grants, government grants and the relational process of grant approvals. This course will help students to: 1) To understand the competitive marketplace of grants, research grants that will fit with your organization’s strategies and capabilities and develop systems for continuously identifying the best prospects. 2) To write professional grant proposals for corporate and private foundations that present your organization in a way to maximize your chance of getting approved. 3) To conduct research and write professional grant proposals for governmental grants that present your organization in a way to maximize your chance of getting approved. 4) To understand the relational element of getting your grant approved including identifying contacts, getting meetings, presenting your opportunity in person and how review and approval processes work.

Practical Capstone Focus

Rather than focusing on a traditional thesis which too often provides an academic document that few read, the goal of our capstone project is to provide a practical work that could be useful to the student, organizations, businesses or the general public. Students may pick from one of the following types of capstone projects:

  • Content-Focused Project. The student will produce a major work of content that can be of use to others. This content could be a course, content-focused website, toolkit, book or major research paper or some combination of these.
  • Technology-Focused Project. The student will create a new technology tool which might include a mobile/web app, module, open source software, project, code-driven website or other project that focuses on developing a technology product or component. These projects will be modeled similar to Google’s Summer of Code. Students will work with the Capstone Course Instructor to define their coding project.
  • Entrepreneurial-Focused Project. The student will work to create a new business, organization or initiative. The completed work might include a business or strategy plan and other practical elements of launching the initiative.  

Community Fellows Program

Applicants for the MTSE program may also apply for our Community Fellows Intern program. Selected students may get a full tuition scholarship by serving 35 hours/week at a ministry internship site. City Vision/TechMission has placed over 500 interns in the past 10 years through other programs and has designed this program based on our past experience in operating an AmeriCorps program.

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