D. Min with Concentration in Christian Counseling D. Min with Concentration in Mission Studies D. Min with Concentration in Christian Education D. Min with Concentration in Pastoral Theology Doctor of Church Music Doctor of Christian Leadership
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DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

The program leading to the Doctoral degree purpose to equip those actively involved in a vocational ministry with a higher level of competence in the practice of ministry. The Doctoral program concentrates on developing expertise in the biblical rationale, sociological strategy, and practical implementation of ministry. Normally a Doctoral student will complete a program of study in 3-4 years. It is the policy of Midwest University that a maximum of 7 years be allowed to complete the D.Min Program. Exceptions maybe considered upon appeal, through the approved University appeal process.

The Doctoral Degree is a professional degree which is designed for those engaged in pastoral ministries or other areas of Christian service. The Doctoral curriculum provides students with an opportunity to select one of the seven suggested vocational emphases.

Addmission Requirements

1.

Application form for admission

2.

$100.00 non-refundable application fee

3.

A brief autobiographical statement

4.

Official transcript appropriate for the program:

 
A.

D.Min. in Pastoral Theology

 1. the M.Div. degree or its equivalent degree from an accredited institution
 2. a 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA
 3. 3 years of substantial post-master's degree ministry experience
 
B.

D. Min in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Leadership, Church Music, and Mission Studies

 1. the master's degree from an accredited institution
 2. a 2.75 out of 4.0 GPA

5.

Application Essay

6.

Recommendations from church pastor and former teacher

7.

Two recent photographs (for student ID)

Requirements for Graduation

1.
The Doctoral Program is designed to be completed within four academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean. This case is only related to E-Learning students.
2. The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
3. The awarding of a “C” in a Doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
4. The student must successfully complete a dissertation and appear before the Dissertation Committee for an oral defense.
5.
D. Min. students in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Leadership, Church Music, and Mission Studies should take 15 credit hours more in Biblical Studies if they has not completed their bachelor or master level program in the biblical area. Exceptions to this policy can be made by the Academic Dean.
6.
D. Min. students in Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Leadership, Church Music, and Mission Studies must take 3 more master level courses related to their concentration if their master’s degree is not related to their concentration.
7.
Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution. All candidates for graduation are expected to demonstrate sound scholarship, consistent Christian conduct and attitude, and reasonable suitability for effective Christian ministries. In addition, the appropriate faculty should fully recommend the candidate for graduation.
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