B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course 3GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 
Elective 3 Elective 3 
 13 3 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3Communication Analysis choice 1 3COM 318 Argumentation and Debate4 
COM 213 Media Communication3 THE 201 Christian Theology3 
COM 230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 World Cultures (U) course 3 
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 History or Political Science choice 1 3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1   
 17 3 16 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 361 Rhetorical Criticism3COM 463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM 498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4 
History or Political Science choice 2 4 Oral Communication choice 3 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Relational Communication choice 4 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
  Elective 3 
 13 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 2 3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Elective 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
Cross-cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 Internship Preparation2  
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 15-18 0 16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 163-169

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) to M.A. in Ministry 2018-2019: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4COM 213 Media Communication3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 3 
Elective 3   
 14 4 14 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3Communication Analysis Course choice 1 3COM 318 Argumentation and Debate4 
COM 230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
World Cultures (U) course 3 Mathematics (M) course 3 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 History or Political Science Choice 1 3 
 16 3 17 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
COM 361 Rhetorical Criticism3COM 463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM 498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4 
History or Political Science Choice 2 3 Relational Communication choice 4 
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 6 
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3   
 16 3 14-17 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 2 3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Cross-cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 Internship Preparation2 0 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 12-15 0 16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML 615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 165-171

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)