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Have completed a master’s degree (preferably Master of Divinity or its equivalent) and have an adequate graduate-level academic background on biblical, theological, and ministerial studies to pursue doctoral work
Have been in Christian leadership for at least seven (7) years since completing their master’s degree
Must be leading a multi-staff church organization (or cluster of churches), a multi-staff parachurch organization, a regional/national ministry, or a denominational ministry
Meet other character, ministry, and academic standards appropriate to the program
Doctor of Ministry in Peace Studies
requires an Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
Ph.D in Peace Studies
Must hold a Master of Divinity degree or a sufficiently strong MA (see the ThM requirement).
Participants fully admitted to the joint program who complete the first and second year courses and practicum work at a high level, may apply to the PhD program after the third year block courses. Consideration will be given to the participant’s GPA (looking for A- ), previous degree work, evidence of ministry skills, timely completion of course work, ministry gifting/competencies, and ministry goals.
Masters of Theology - Ph.D in Peace Studies (Ladderized)
Must hold a Masters of Divinity degree, an MA degree, or equivalent) with a minimum of graduate level course work in Bible and Theology (12 credits), education/practical ministry/leadership courses (12 credits) and research methods (6 credits).