Master of Arts Degree Requirements


Master of Arts in Children's and Family Ministry - St. Paul

InMinistry

Core Requirements
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
Degree Specific Requirements
CF510Introduction to Children's and Family Ministry3
CF610Ministry with Families throughout the Life Cycle3
CF612DEGlobal and Missional Perspectives in Children's and Family Ministry3
CF620The Teaching and Learning Process3
CF630Leadership of Children's and Family Ministry3
PC632Pastoral Care of Children and Families3
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
Other Requirements
CF782DESenior Seminar: Integration and Field Education3
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP001Formation Assessments0
TL001Vocational Assessments0
Total Credits42

A minimum of 42 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.C.F.M. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.


Master of Arts (Christian Thought) - St. Paul

InMinistry

Core Requirements
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or OT518 Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
TS530Faith and Public Life3
TS605DETheology and Contemporary Culture3
TS632DEWorld Religions1.5
TS634DEReligious Pluralism1.5
TS640DEBiblical Justice1.5
TS733DETheology and Science1.5
TS739DETheology in Global Context3
TS781Faith and Vocation3
Other Requirements
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP001Formation Assessments0
Total Credits42
 

A minimum of 42 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.(C.T.) program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 


Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy - St. Paul

Traditional

Core Requirements
BT514Interpretation and the Interpreter3
NT514The New Testament and the Interpreter3
OT514The Old Testament and the Interpreter3
TS514Christian Theology and the Theologian I: God the Creator3
TS515Christian Theology and the Theologian II: God the Redeemer3
Degree Specific Requirements
MF611Foundations of Marriage and Family Studies3
MF612Families in Context: Gender, Class and Culture3
MF613Dynamics of Family Interaction: Sexuality, Spirituality and Socialization3
MF621Individual Development Within the Family3
MF622Individual and Family Psychopathology I3
MF623Individual and Family Psychopathology II3
MF624Challenges over the Family Life Cycle3
MF631Professional and Ethical Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy3
MF641Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy3
MF642Couple and Family Assessment3
MF643Advanced Clinical Issues3
MF651Research Design & Evaluation in Marriage & Family Therapy3
MF711Supervised Clinical Experience I3
MF712Supervised Clinical Experience II3
Other Requirements
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
MF780Senior Integrative Seminar: Worldview, Ethics, and Practice3
SP004Formation Assessments (MFT)0
Total Credits60

A minimum of 60 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.M.F.T. program.  The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements. 

MF500 Principles of Counseling is a required prerequisite for students entering the program without an undergraduate/graduate degree in counseling or (in San Diego) a related discipline or without an introductory psychotherapy theory and technique course.
 


 

Master of Arts in Ministry - St. Paul

Traditional, SemPM, InMinistry

Core Requirements
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or OT518 Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Courses
GC512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
Concentration Courses and Electives
Electives (CTL or CSPF) 112
Supervised Ministry and Other Requirements
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP001Formation Assessments0
TL001Vocational Assessments0
TL561
TL563A
TL563B
Internship Readiness
and Professional Internship A
and Professional Internship B
3
Total Credits51
1

CTL Electives are any CF, CP, CM, DC, GC, ML, or TL courses.

CSPF Electives are any MF, MH, PC, or SP courses.

No concentration is required for this degree.  If a student is earning a concentration, concentration requirements will be taken instead of electives.

A minimum of 51 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.Min. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.


Master of Arts (Theological Studies) - St. Paul

Traditional 

Core Requirements
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or OT518 Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Requirements
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
Concentration Courses and Electives
Electives (CBTF Courses) 112
Free Electives6
Other Requirements
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP001Formation Assessments0
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
Total Credits51
1

CBTF electives are any BI, BT, NT, OT, HS, TS, or PH courses.

No concentration is required for this degree.  If a student is earning a concentration, specific concentration requirements will be taken instead of any CBTF course.

A minimum of 51 semester credits is required for graduation from the M.A.(T.S.) program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.


Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership - St. Paul

InMinistry

Core Requirements
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS501DEChurch History: From the Early Church to the Reformation1.5
HS502DEChurch History: The Church in the Modern World1.5
ML/TS 517DEChristian Social Ethics for the Workplace3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
or NT518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
Degree Specific Courses
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML630Team Leadership in Global Perspective3
ML631DELeadership Communication in Global Perspective3
ML632DEThe Global Mission of the Church3
ML633Stewardship, Change and the Missional Community3
ML780Senior Integrative Seminar: Global Leadership in the 21st-Century1.5
Other Requirements
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
ML551DEMentored Leadership Development (MATL) I A0.75
ML552DEMentored Leadership Development (MATL) I B0.75
SP001Formation Assessments0
TL001Vocational Assessments0
Total Credits42

A minimum of 42 semester credits is required for graduation from an M.A.T.L. program. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

Master of Divinity Degree Requirements

Master of Divinity: Single Language - St. Paul

Traditional, SemPM, InMinistry

Core Requirements
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
NT541Greek I: Beginning Greek3
or OT541 Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew
NT542Greek II: Intermediate Greek3
or OT542 Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew
NT652Greek Exegesis1.5
or OT652 Hebrew Exegesis
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
CP510Introduction to Preaching3
GC512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
HS512American Christianity1.5
ML506Discipleship in Community1.5
ML507Missional Outreach and Evangelism1.5
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML527Leading Celebrations in the Christian Life Cycle1.5
ML615Organizational Leadership and Church Governance3
PC512Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling3
Supervised Ministry3
Concentration Courses and Electives
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Formation Course Requirements
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
SP610Spiritual and Personal Formation II: Relational Spirituality1.5
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
SP001Formation Assessments0
TL001Vocational Assessments0
Total Credits78


A minimum of 78 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.Div. program. Concentration courses must be taken at the advanced level. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

 

Master of Divinity: Dual Language - St. Paul 

Traditional, SemPM, InMinistry

Core Courses
BT510Hermeneutics3
HS510Church History Survey3
NT516New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3
NT518New Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
OT516Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3
OT518Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3
NT541Greek I: Beginning Greek3
NT542Greek II: Intermediate Greek3
NT652Greek Exegesis1.5
OT541Hebrew I: Beginning Hebrew3
OT542Hebrew II: Intermediate Hebrew3
OT652Hebrew Exegesis1.5
TS512Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
TS513Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3
TS516Christian Social Ethics3
Degree Specific Requirements
CP510Introduction to Preaching3
GC512Global, Cultural and Contextual Ministry3
HS512American Christianity1.5
ML506Discipleship in Community1.5
ML507Missional Outreach and Evangelism1.5
ML523Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3
ML527Leading Celebrations in the Christian Life Cycle1.5
ML615Organizational Leadership and Church Governance3
PC512Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling3
Supervised Ministry3
Concentration Courses and Electives
Free Elective3
Free Elective1.5
Formation Course Requirements
GS001Graduate Research Seminar0
GS780Senior Integrative Seminar3
SP001Formation Assessments0
SP510Introduction to Spiritual and Personal Formation3
SP610Spiritual and Personal Formation II: Relational Spirituality1.5
TL001Vocational Assessments0
Total Credits78

A minimum of 78 semester credits is required for graduation in the M.Div. program. Concentration courses must be taken at the advanced level. The student is responsible for meeting all graduation deadlines and requirements.

 

Doctor of Ministry Degree Requirements

Doctor of Ministry: Self Directed Programs

Doctor of Ministry students are required to complete 7 Class Units (3 credit course plus a 3 credit course project) and a Thesis Project.

Core Requirements
GS801
801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
6
ML810
810P
Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness
and Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness: Project
6
GS901
GS902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
6
Concentration, Theology, and Elective Courses See Footnote: "Conc. Notes" for more details
Concentration Course6
& Concentration Course Project
Concentration Course6
& Concentration Course Project
Bible/Theology Course6
& Bible/Theology Course Project
Elective Course (from any concentration)6
& Elective Course Project
Thesis Project Courses and Requirements See Footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS991Thesis Project A Pass/Fail3
GS992Thesis Project B Pass/Fail3
GS993Thesis Project C3
Oral Defense, Final Editorial Revisions, & Colloquium 10
Mid-Career Assessments
TL005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits51
1

 Fees Apply

Conc. Notes
  • These courses are student’s choice based on course offerings and personal interest. Generalists can take any course within their track to meet the two concentration class unit requirement.
  • Students are encouraged, but not required, to take at least one fully distance (DI) online content course.
  • Students can waive only one project course for any concentration, theology, or elective class unit.
  • Students may not waive project courses for core required class units.
  • Students are allowed to take only one independent study for any concentration, theology, or elective class unit. Students may not do an independent study for core required class units. Additional fees apply and additional paperwork is needed.
  • If a student fails to complete a project course in a succeeding term of the Content/Intensive course, they will follow the same process as an independent study, subject to fees, as the faculty may not be available at a later date.
  • Students must attend the intensive portion of intensive courses to receive a passing grade.
Thesis Notes
  • The student must meet all of the thesis deadline submissions and requirements, as listed in the current version of the student manual (section 6). 
  • Students who want to work on their thesis longer than 3 terms, can remain in extension status for up to a total of 6 years in the program
  • All M.Div. Equivalency courses (if required at admission) must be complete by the student’s oral defense the year of intended graduation. All official transcripts must be sent to the D.Min. office.
  • Students will automatically be registered for Thesis Project courses once they complete Thesis Proposal Workshop. They will also automatically be registered in extension status once they have completed 9 Thesis project credits until graduation.

48 semester credits are required for graduation in the DMIN program.  The student is responsible to meet all graduation deadlines and requirements.


Doctor of Ministry: Servant Leadership Cohort Program

Doctor of Ministry students are required to complete 7 Class Units (3 credit course and a 3 credit course project) plus a Thesis Project.

Core Requirements
GS801
801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
6
GS901
GS902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
6
Cohort Courses See footnote: "Cohort Notes" for more details
ML821
821P
Servant Leadership: An Intro to the Theory and Practice of Transformational Servant Leadership
and Servant Leadership: Project
6
ML822A
ML822B
ML822C
ML822P
The Servant Leader and Followers A
and The Servant Leader and Followers B
and The Servant Leader and Followers C
and The Servant Leader and Their Followers: Project
6
ML823
823P
The Servant Leader and the Inner Life
and The Servant Leader and the Inner Life: Project
6
ML921
921P
The Servant Leader and Team Effectiveness
and The Servant Leader and Team Effectiveness Project
6
ML922
922P
The Servant Leader and Organizational Effectiveness
and The Servant Leader and Organizational Effectiveness: Project
6
Thesis Project Courses & Requirements See footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS991Thesis Project A Pass/Fail3
GS992Thesis Project B Pass/Fail3
GS993Thesis Project C3
Oral Defense, Final Editorial Revisions, & Colloquium 10
Mid-Career Assessments
TL005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits51
1

 Fees Apply

Cohort Notes
  • Students can waive only one project course for any cohort class unit. Students may not waive project courses for core required class units.
  • Students are allowed to take only one independent study for any cohort class unit. Students may not do an independent study for core required class units. Additional fees apply and additional paperwork is needed.
  • If a student fails to complete a project course in a succeeding term of the Content/Intensive course, they will follow the same process as an independent study, subject to fees, as the faculty may not be available at a later date.
  • Students must attend the intensive portion of intensive courses to receive a passing grade.
Thesis Notes
  • The student must meet all of the thesis deadline submissions and requirements,as listed in the current version of the student manual (section 6).        
  • Students who want to work on their thesis longer than 3 terms, can remain in extension status for up to a total of 6 years in the program.
  • All M.Div. Equivalency courses (if required at admission) must be complete by the student’s oral defense the year of intended graduation. All official transcripts must be sent to the D.Min. office.
  • Students will automatically be registered for Thesis Project courses once they complete Thesis Proposal Workshop. They will also automatically be registered in extension status once they have completed 9 Thesis project credits until graduation.

48 semester credits are required for graduation in the DMIN program. The student is responsible to meet all graduation deadlines and requirements.


Doctor of Ministry: Missional Effectiveness Cohort Program

Doctor of Ministry students are required to complete 7 Class Units (3 credit course and a 3 credit course project) plus a Thesis Project.

Core Requirements
GS801
801P
Integral Research & Writing
and Integral Research & Writing: Project
6
GS901
GS902
Thesis Proposal Foundations
and Thesis Proposal Workshop
6
Cohort Courses See footnote: "Cohort Notes" for more details
ML841
841P
Introduction to Missional Ministry
and Introduction to Missional Ministry: Project
6
ML810
810P
Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness
and Personal Well-Being and Ministry Effectiveness: Project
6
ML842
842P
Missional Contextualization
and Missional Contextualization: Project
6
ML941
941P
Missional Innovation
and Missionnal Innovation: Project
6
ML942
942P
Leading Missional Organizations
and Leading Missional Organizations Project
6
Thesis Project Courses & Requirements See footnote: "Thesis Notes" for more details
GS991Thesis Project A Pass/Fail3
GS992Thesis Project B Pass/Fail3
GS993Thesis Project C3
Oral Defense, Final Editorial Revisions, & Colloquium 10
Mid-Career Assessments
TL005Doctor of Ministry Assessments 10
Total Credits51
1

Fees apply

Cohort Notes
  • Students can waive only one project course for any or the first 4 cohort class unit. Students may not waive project courses for core required class units or the final cohort course.
  • Students are allowed to take only one independent study for any cohort class unit. Students may not do an independent study for core required class units. Additional fees apply and additional paperwork is needed.
  • If a student fails to complete a project course in a succeeding term of the Content/Intensive course, they will follow the same process as an independent study, subject to fees, as the faculty may not be available at a later date.
  • Students must attend the intensive portion of intensive courses to receive a passing grade.
Thesis Notes
  • The student must meet all of the thesis deadline submissions and requirements,as listed in the current version of the student manual (section 6). 
  • Students who want to work on their thesis longer than 3 terms, can remain in extension status for up to a total of 6 years in the program
  • All M.Div. Equivalency courses (if required at admission) must be complete by the student’s oral defense the year of intended graduation. All official transcripts must be sent to the D.Min. office.
  • Students will automatically be registered for Thesis Project courses once they complete Thesis Proposal Workshop. They will also automatically be registered in extension status once they have completed 9 Thesis project credits until graduation.

48 semester credits are required for graduation in the DMIN program. The student is responsible to meet all graduation deadlines and requirements.