DMin - Doctor of Ministry Degree Program

OUTLINE OF PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

FIRST YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                                                                                                       HOURS:

DM 901 Doctor of Ministry Orientation and Assessment 

 3

DM 902 Foundations for Ministry Leadership: Scripture, History, and Theology

 3

SPRING SEMESTER

DM 904 Leadership and Peacemaking: Conflict and Reconciliation

             3

DM 931 Advanced Research Methodologies

             3

SUMMER SEMESTER

Elective 

                                                                                             3

 

SECOND YEAR

FALL SEMESTER

DM 903 Executive Coaching for Transformational Ministry    

                        3

DM 906 Leading Worship and Discipleship: Equipping People,Communicating the Word 

                        3

SPRING SEMESTER

DM 909 Holistic Mission: Evangelism, Justice, and Mercy Ministries with Global Awareness  

3

Elective

3

SUMMER SEMESTER

Elective 

 3

 

THIRD YEAR


FALL SEMESTER

DM 933 Doctor of Ministry Project

3

SPRING SEMESTER

DM 933 Doctor of Ministry Project 

3

Program Total

36

 

TRANSFER OF CREDIT

Students may transfer up to 9 hours (generally three classes) of elective credit with approval from the DMin Director. The courses must be congruent with the student's concentration or dissertation focus. Transfer courses must be recommended by the DMin Director, must receive final approval from the Academic Dean, and must have been earned within the last ten years of study. The courses must be from accredited institutions and on an equivalent doctoral level.

ELECTIVES

Elective courses chosen should be within the general scope of the student’s major concentration. The student will engage these courses with a view to executing his or her project, and writing his or her dissertation. There are two options for the student regarding the elective credits. First, students may take courses in the graduate program of BHU either on-campus or online. Students may concentrate on biblical/theological studies, applied theology, or leadership studies. Some of these courses will be cross-listed with master’s level classes. They will have their own syllabi and necessitate additional reading, book reviews or reflection papers, and additional writing for the final research paper. Second, the student may enroll in doctoral level courses from another accredited university or seminary in the area of their concentration. Students may transfer those credits into the BHU DMin program with prior approval from the DMin Program Director. The total number of required hours for elective courses will be 9 semester hours (generally three classes).

RESEARCH MODULE WORKSHOP

Each student must attend a research module workshop conducted by the BHU library while the student attends a main campus course. The research module will provide orientation about the nature of theological research on the Doctor of Ministry level. Further, the research module will provide the students information and preliminary experience with the research resources of BHU. This includes a comprehensive orientation to the variety of library resources, literature review resources, holdings of the library that are particularly helpful for DMIN research, and computer access to library holdings. The research module is preparatory for DMIN projects.

PROJECT/THESIS COLLOQUIUM PROCESS

 At two junctures in the student’s project/thesis a colloquium of faculty and students will be used to evaluate and approve the student’s proposals and work. The two-colloquium times are as follows:

  1. Project/Thesis Prospectus Proposal

  2. Project/Thesis DefenseThe colloquium group for each of the above times is composed of a minimum of two approved faculty members and an approved learning group member. If a student who is not a member of the student’s learning group participates, the Director of the DMin Program must grant approval.

Colloquium group assignments are made after the student submits a request to the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program for a colloquium group to meet. Students submit requests for colloquiums when they are ready to enter each of the above-mentioned stages of the program.

Colloquia typically meet in conjunction with course meeting times. Colloquium meetings may be before, parallel with, or after the class meetings for a course. Colloquium members and students submitting proposals or theses will be notified by the Doctor of Ministry Director about colloquia membership, meeting time, and location.

Colloquium members may or may not participate in the same colloquium group to which they are submitting a proposal or thesis. In other words, some or all of the student members of a colloquium group may both assess the proposals or theses of others as well as submit one’s own proposal or thesis.

Colloquium groups may be multi-purpose. That is, groups assessing and approving Project Proposals may also assess and approve Project Thesis Proposals and/or Project Thesis Defenses.  Each member of a colloquium group votes upon the approval or disapproval of a proposal or thesis.

 

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