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Overview

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

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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) 8X11 (2 hours)

Second Semester:

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

Third Semester:

  • Integrative Theology Workshop (2 hours)
    3rd Seminar 8X0X (3 hours)
    Contextualized Learning Experience (CLE) 8X13 (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)
    If the Project Report is not completed by the end of DMN 8152, students must register for DMN 8000.
    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 the on-campus workshop during the week of the first seminar. The workshop will meet for a full day prior to your first seminar from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  2. Minister as Person and Professional (3 hours). Students will complete the on-campus workshop during their second semester. The workshop will meet for two full days prior to their second seminar from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Integrative Theology Workshop (2 hours). Students will complete the on-campus workshop during their third semester. The workshop will meet for two full days prior to their third seminar from 8 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. The seminars will normally be offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Winter and Summer terms.
  5. Contextualized Learning Experience (6 hours). Students will complete three required CLE’s with online learning components during the first and third semesters. These courses correspond with particular seminars and will be taken after their corresponding seminar on students’ ministry fields while maintaining interaction with cohort and faculty members.
  6. Project Design Workshop (3 hours).  Students will complete a two-day on-campus workshop from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day prior to their fourth seminar. 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 on the 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.