Doctoral Degree Program

Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling
Doctor of Christian Counseling
Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education
Doctor of Christian Education
Doctor of Theology

 

Requires a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 30 credit hours additional study

Materials for each course in this program consist of either a series of audio/video lectures, a textbook, or a workbook.

Students are required to listen to the audio/video lectures, read the textbook, and to answer the questions prepared for each course. Answer sheets are provided for that purpose. This process may require the student listen/view the audio or read the textbook several times. Students are then required to prepare an outline of the contents of each audio lesson, or each chapter in the textbook. In addition, students are required to write a nine paragraph essay describing seven points of the book or audio/video course that spoke to them.

Also, students are required to read an ADDITIONAL book(s) that is related to the subject matter being taught and to prepare an eight-page book report of that ADDITIONAL book(s). All outlines, essays, and book reports are to be written as per the required format provided in the appendix of this catalog.

For each course of the doctorate degree program the test will comprise 40%, the outlines will comprise 10%, the essays will comprise 10%, and the book report will comprise 40% of the course grade. All scores will be averaged together for one grade.

In addition to the required course of study, students receiving a degree that does not contain the word “Ministry” in its nomenclature must submit a dissertation in MLA form of no less than seventy-five (75), and no more than one-hundred (100) typewritten (double-spaced) pages with ten (10) outside resources on a subject that has been pre-approved by the Academic Dean, or submit an equivalent project that has been pre-approved by the Academic Dean.

NOTE: A student cannot begin studies in a new course unless both the lecture series and the dissertation have been completed and submitted.

Special Note: If a student is changing his or her field of study from a Master’s degree to a Doctorate, he or she will have to take additional courses to ensure competency in the new field of study.  If the student has not taken SG 5313 The Purpose Driven Life, and/or SG 5163 The Normal Christian Life, SG 5103 Could You Not Tarry One Hour, or SG 5273 The Bait of Satan, these courses must be taken in addition to any other requirements for a degree.

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REQUIRED COURSE OF STUDY:


DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

1. Choose three (3) courses from the Ministry section under Course Descriptions.
2. Choose any seven (7) additional courses from courses listed under Course Descriptions.

Note 1: If the student has not taken SG 5163 The Normal Christian Life, SG 5313 The Purpose Driven Life, SG 5273 The Bait of Satan, and SG 5103 Could You Not Tarry One Hour, he or she must take these courses as four of the seven additional courses.
Note 2: In order to receive a Doctorate in Ministry, a student must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) hours in Ministry.

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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING or

DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

1. Choose three (3) courses from the Christian Counseling section under Course Descriptions.
2. Choose any seven (7) additional courses from courses listed under Course Descriptions.

Note 1: If the student has not taken SG 5163 The Normal Christian Life, SG 5313 The Purpose Driven Life, CC 5373 Prayers That Heal the Heart, CC 0623 Equipping Saints to Counsel, or CC 0633 Ethics and Legal Issues in Christian Counseling, he or she must take these courses at this time. In addition, if the student has had no experience in Counseling, he or she must complete CC 0613 Counseling Practicum.
Note 2: In order to receive a Doctorate in Christian Counseling, a student must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) hours in Counseling.
Note 3: If the degree reads “Doctor of Christian Counseling”, a dissertation is required.

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DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION or

DOCTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

1. Choose Three (3) Courses from the Christian Education section under Course Descriptions.
2. Choose any Seven (7) additional courses from courses listed under Course Descriptions.

Note 1: If the student has not taken SG 5163 The Normal Christian Life, SG 5313 The Purpose Driven Life, CE 0523 Introduction to Education, CE 0533 Educational Psychology, CE 0543 Managing the Classroom, CE 0553 Early Childhood Growth and Development, or CE 0563 The Philosophy of Christian Education, he or she must take these courses at this time. In addition, if the student has had no experience in Teaching, he or she must do CE 0513 Teaching Practicum.
Note 2: In order to receive a Doctorate in Christian Education, a student must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) in Education.
Note 3: If the degree reads “Doctor of Christian Education”, a dissertation is required.

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DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY

1. Choose three (3) courses from the Theology section under Course Descriptions.
2. Choose any seven (7) additional courses from courses listed under Course Descriptions.

Note 1: If the student has not taken SG 5163 The Normal Christian Life, SG 5313 The Purpose Driven Life, SG 5273 The Bait of Satan, and SG 5103 Could You Not Tarry One Hour, he or she must take these courses as four of the seven additional courses.
Note 2: In order to receive a Doctorate in Theology, a student must have a minimum of thirty-six (36) hours in Theology.
Note 3: A dissertation is required for this degree.
 

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Comments & News

This course (Communion with God) is awesome!  I'm taking my time with the videos and absorbing the information.  This is great.  It really is a life-changing course.  Thank you for allowing me to view the actual videos of the course.  The question and answer portions are great because it answers many of the questions one might be afraid to ask.

Pastor Derek Thomas, Alabama