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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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 six suggested vocational emphases.

Requirements for Graduation

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.
All D. Min. students in Church Music, Mission Studies, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, Christian Leadership and Christian Social Work should take 15 credit hours more in Biblical Studies if the student has not completed his/her bachelor or master level program in the biblical area. Exceptions to this policy can be made by the Academic Dean.
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.

Student focus on one of seven concentrations:

Pastoral Theology: Students are guided into a thorough understanding of the Bible, which is necessary to provide truth as “all truth comes from God” and is relevant for today. Our alumni are called by God to preach, teach and counsel according to the Word of God.
Christian Education: Students need to excel in various kinds of educational programs, providing a systematic and comprehensive training in the Word of God from a Christocentric perspective both for youth and adults.
3. Christian Counseling: Through biblical, historical, theological, psychological, sociological and ministerial studies, students learn how to understand God in relation to persons, persons in relation to God, and persons before God in relation to each other.
Christian Leadership: Students believe their mission to exercise leadership for the advancement of His kingdom must be translated into a clear vision and SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and tangible) goals. Such leadership is communicated by a servant attitude.
Church Music: With the new charismatic movement, music has a changing role in worship. Students focus on how music can attract both the younger and older generations for effective evangelism and reverential worship.
Missionl Studies: Men and women are equipped with a Christian world view that will motivate them in the 21st Century to love and serve both God and their neighbors in obeying Jesus’ Great Commission as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20.
Christian Social Work: Graduates can effectively work within ethnic-Christian churches, interdisciplinary public and private auspices that serve vulnerable populations. Graduates are capable of research-based practice in the welfare leadership and education.
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