PROGRAMS

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Undergraduate degree programs are available which recognize the following levels of academic achievement:

Associate Degree – An associate degree may be conferred upon students who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit with an acceptable GPA

Bachelor Degree (w/major) – A bachelor degree may be conferred upon students who have completed a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic credit with an acceptable GPA

Undergraduate degrees are available with concentrations that include:

  • Ancient-Future Studies
  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Counseling
  • Christian Education
  • Leadership and Organization
  • Theological Studies

Admission to the Graduate School of Christian Counseling requires that students have earned an undergraduate degree with a major or minor in a related field, such as counseling or psychology. Students who enroll in this degree program with a non-counseling degree will need to complete an additional twelve (12) semester hours of Christian Counseling courses as part of the degree program.

The degree in Christian Counseling does not qualify the student to sit for the State licensure exam. However, it does qualify one with this degree who has clergy status (Commissioned, Licensed or Ordained) to operate a Christian Counseling ministry under Florida Statutes Title XXXII, Chapter 491-014 Exemption, and to use the title “Christian Counselor”. See the following website: www.flsenate.gov/statutes. For states other than Florida, please review the appropriate statues and requirements for your state.

Christian Counseling Courses

30 semester hours

Master’s Practicum

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

Christian Education Courses

30 semester hours

Master’s Thesis/Project

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

Leadership & Organization Courses

30 semester hours

Master’s Thesis/Project

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semesters hours

Theological Studies Courses

30 semester hours

Master’s Thesis/Project

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

Core Semester Hours Required

66 semester hours

Concentration Semester Hours Required

24 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

90 semester hours

Successful completion of this degree program qualifies the student to pursue a Doctor of Ministry by completing an additional post-graduate 36 hours. See the Post-Graduate section for information on doctoral degree programs.

The Master of Divinity in Chaplaincy will have two areas of concentration: Sacramental and Non-Sacramental (Evangelical Protestant).

These areas are designed to meet the broad theological and educational needs of students entering the chaplaincy. If a student enters into the Sacramental Concentration and has no background in this area, additional prerequisites will be required.

Credit for pastoral care practicum or internship may be gained through completion of a residency or weekend program of one or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), certified by the Association of Pastoral Care and Education (ACPE). Although this is not a requirement for the Master of Divinity degree, it  may be needed for appointment as a chaplain in some areas.

The program provides broad biblical, historical and practical preparation for those who desire to serve the Lord as a chaplain. In order to understand their role in the pluralistic setting of the chaplaincy, there is a substantial church history, philosophy, and theological core, in addition to courses in leadership, and ministry.

This program also meets the requirements of those needing more stringent federal Chaplaincy requirements of the Armed Forces, Veterans Administration and prisons.

Theology Courses

54 semester hours

Master’s Thesis/Project

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

60 semester hours

Successful completion of this degree program qualifies the student to pursue a Doctor of Ministry by completing an additional post-graduate 36 hours. See the Post-Graduate section for information on doctoral degree programs.

Students who have earned either a 90-hour Master of Theology (ThM) degree or a 90- hour Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree may enroll in a 36-hour post-graduate degree program. All other Master’s degree programs require 60 semester hours of study beyond the Master’s degree to qualify for a doctorate degree.

Core Courses

27 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

 

Core Courses

51 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

60 semester hours

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Chaplaincy will have two areas of concentration: Sacramental and Non-Sacramental (Evangelical Protestant).

This program is for students who have either a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology. It is not designed as an entry degree for Chaplaincy, but rather for persons already serving in some form of Chaplaincy. If a student desires to enter the Sacramental Concentration and has no background in this area, additional prerequisites will be required. If a student has already taken a prescribed course(s), then other courses can be selected. If there are deficiencies for entrance into this program, there will be additional courses required.

Credit for pastoral care practicum or internship may be gained through completion of a residency or weekend program of one or more units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), certified by the Association of Pastoral Care and Education (ACPE). This is not required to receive the DMin degree, but may be needed for acceptance as a Chaplain in some areas.

This program also meets the need of those needing more stringent federal Chaplaincy requirements of the Armed Forces, Veterans Administration and prisons.

Core Courses

30 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

6 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or a ThM Degree

Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Studies

21 semester hours

Theology Electives

6 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

36 semester hours

60 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or a ThM

Systematic Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Studies

30 semester hours

Theology Electives

21 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation

9 semester hours

Total Semester Hours Required

60 semester hours

36 Hour Program for Students who have earned either an M.Div. or a ThM Degree. This course of study must center on the same track of study as the graduate degree.

60 Hour Program for Students with a degree other than an M.Div. or a ThM This course of study must center on the same track of study as the graduate degree.

For more information, visit the University Catalog

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