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Doctor of Ministry

A new level of ministry excellence

The Doctor of Ministry is a 31-hour advanced degree program designed for those in active vocational ministry seeking further training to serve at a new level of excellence in ministry. The program will be no fewer than three and no greater than six academic years.

Entering students must understand the high level of commitment that is required to actively participate in this degree program year round for this period of time. Throughout the degree plan of study, students will acquire new ideas, tools, strategies and techniques that will increase effectiveness and expand opportunities within current and future roles.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

TOTAL HOURS

31 hours

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3-6 Years

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Program Schedule

First Semester:

  • Program Orientation (1 hour)
    1st Seminar 8X0X (3 hours)
    Contextualized Learning Experience (CLE) 8111 (2 hours)

Second Semester:

  • The Minister as Person and Professional (3 hours)
    2nd Seminar 8X0X (3 hours)
  • Integrative Theology Workshop (2 hours)

Third Semester:

  • 3rd Seminar 8X0X (3 hours)
    Contextualized Learning Experience (CLE) 8112 (2 hours)

Fourth Semester:

  • Project Design Workshop (8141) (3 hours)
    4th Seminar 8X0X (3 hours)

Fifth Semester:

  • Project 8151 (3 hours)

Sixth Semester:

  • Project 8152 (3 hours)
    Total Hours (31 hours)
    Oral Exam must be scheduled at the completion of the Project Report.
    Report to the library for instructions on the presentation of the Project Report to the library.
    Graduation


GENERAL CURRICULUM SUMMARY

  1. Program Orientation Workshop (1 hour). Students will complete this workshop during the same semester of the first seminar. The workshop will meet online shortly after the application deadline and on-campus prior to their first seminar.
  2. Minister as Person and Professional (3 hours). Students will complete the online workshop during their second semester. The workshop will meet for two full days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Integrative Theology Workshop (2 hours). Students will complete the online workshop during their second semester. The workshop will meet online for two full days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  4. Seminars (12 hours). Students will complete four three-day intensive seminars following a prescribed sequence with peer cohort groups. for the Modified Residency program, the seminars will normally be offered Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Winter and Summer terms on campus. For the Fully Online Cohort, the seminars will normally be offered Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. online via Zoom during the Fall and Spring terms.
  5. Contextualized Learning Experience (6 hours). Students will complete two required CLE’s with online learning components during the first and third semesters.
  6. Project Design Workshop (3 hours).  Students will complete a two-day online workshop from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during their fourth semester. Students will receive approval to proceed with a project proposal at the end of this workshop.
  7. Ministry Project and Project Report (6 hours). Students will complete the ministry project within their chosen specialization while in that particular field of ministry. The ministry project will not be conducted until the student has completed all coursework and received approval from the faculty chair to proceed from the project proposal to project implementation.