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Ministry

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  • Program requirements
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The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a 33 credit program.

Compulsory Courses (12 credits)

  • IPA7120 METHODS FOR APPLIED RESEARCH (3cr.)
  • IPA7121 THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF MINISTRY (3cr.)
  • THO7191 METHODS OF THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION (3cr.)
  • THO7192 THE ECUMENICAL AND INTER-RELIGIOUS CONTEXT OF MINISTRY (3cr.)

Elective Courses (6 credits)

Students must complete two elective courses either from the graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Theology, or from another faculty or university, approved by the Director of the DMin program, Faculty of Theology.

Research Practicum (12 credits)

Year One:

  • IPA8210 RESEARCH PRACTICUM I (6cr.)

Year Two:

  • IPA8211 RESEARCH PRACTICUM II (6cr.)

Comprehensive Examination (THO 9998)

Thesis Project Presentation (THO 8998) (3 cr.)

Thesis (THO 9999)

Minimum Standards

The passing grade in all courses is C+. Students who fail two courses (equivalent to 6 credits), the thesis proposal, or the comprehensive exam or whose research progress is deemed unsatisfactory are required to withdraw.

Residence

The program is considered a full-time program of study and all students must complete at least six sessions of full-time registration. Even though students may not be physically on-campus throughout this period and on-campus instruction will be offered in intensive two-week modules, students are required to follow a schedule of readings and assignments and to engage in on-going research based on their professional practice of ministry.

Duration of the Program

Students are expected to complete all requirements within four years. The maximum time permitted is six years from the date of initial registration in the program.