Post-Graduate Programs

All post-graduate degree programs have a prerequisite of a master’s degree and require either 36 or 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree.

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Students who have earned either a 90-hour Master of Theology (ThM) degree or a 90- hour Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree may enroll in a 36-hour post-graduate degree program. All other Master’s degree programs require 60 semester hours of study beyond the Master’s degree to qualify for a doctorate degree.

Core Courses

27 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

 

Core Courses

51 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

60 semester hours

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Chaplaincy will have two areas of concentration: Sacramental and Non-Sacramental (Evangelical Protestant).

This program is for students who have either a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology. It is not designed as an entry degree for Chaplaincy, but rather for persons already serving in some form of Chaplaincy. If a student desires to enter the Sacramental Concentration and has no background in this area, additional prerequisites will be required. If a student has already taken a prescribed course(s), then other courses can be selected. If there are deficiencies for entrance into this program, there will be additional courses required.

Credit for pastoral care practicum or internship may be gained through completion of a residency or weekend program of one or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), certified by the Association of Pastoral Care and Education (ACPE). This is not required to receive the DMin degree, but may be needed for acceptance as a Chaplain in some areas.

This program also meets the need of those needing more stringent federal Chaplaincy requirements of the Armed Forces, Veterans Administration and prisons.

Core Courses

30 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

 

Chaplaincy Core:

CNS737 Crisis/Grief Counseling

3 semester hours

CNS831 Addictions Counseling

3 semester hours

PTH511 Foundations of Ministry

3 semester hours

PTH512 Mentoring Dynamics

3 semester hours

PTH614 Pastoral Care History & Theology

3 semester hours

PTH620 Introduction to Chaplaincy

3 semester hours

PTH631 Advanced Chaplaincy

3 semester hours

PTH707 Pastoral Counseling

3 semester hours

RES897 Doctoral Internship

6 semester hours

RES899 Doctoral Dissertation

6 semester hours

Chaplaincy Concentration Hours

36 semester hours

36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or a ThM Degree

Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Studies

21 semester hours

Theology Electives

6 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

 

60 Hour Program for students with a degree other than an M.Div. or a ThM 

Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Studies

30 semester hours

Theology Electives

21 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

60 semester hours

36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or a ThM Degree. This course of study must center on the same track of study as the graduate degree.

PHL501 Intro to Philosophy

3 semester hours

PHL601 Philosophy in Christian Perspective

3 semester hours

RES894 Doctoral Field Education

6 semester hours

RES895 Doctoral Research

12 semester hours

Select One

 

RES 896 Doctoral Project

 

12 semester hours

RES899 Doctoral Dissertation

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

 

60 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or a ThM This course of study must center on the same track of study as the graduate degree.

Core courses from area of student concentration

30 semester hours

PHL501 Intro to Philosophy

3 semester hours

PHL601 Philosophy in Christian Perspective

3 semester hours

RES895 Doctoral Research

6 semester hours

RES 896 Doctoral Project

9 semester hours

RES899 Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

60 semester hours

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