GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

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Graduate School of Theology representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm CST.

1-800-443-1083 or
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2018 Programs of Study

Global University offers the following Graduate Programs:



Master of Arts Degrees (36 credits)

Program Overview

Global University's master of arts degree programs require students to complete 36 credits of 3-credit courses. Students may choose to write a 6-credit thesis in lieu of two 3-credit courses. A concentration requires 18 credits within the specifed content area. Required core courses include one or more 3-credit courses that will apply to the content area for each degree plan option. Core courses should be taken prior to plan-specifc courses. Plan-specifc course options are listed for each degree plan. See section on Graduate Course Descriptions for additional choices for general electives.


Master of Divinity Degree (78 credits)

Program Overview

Students anticipating entry into the Doctor of Ministry-Biblical Studies and Theology specialization must complete the requirements of the Master of Divinity-Biblical Language Track. Students anticipating entry into the Doctor of Ministry-Church Ministries specialization may complete the requirements of either the Master of Divinity-Biblical Language or the Master of Divinity-English Language Track.

Global University's master of divinity degree program requires students to complete 78 credits of 3-credit courses. A student may choose to complete a 6-credit thesis in lieu of two 3-credit elective courses in a division-specifc or general elective category. The thesis is strongly encouraged for students who have not written a thesis as part of a master of arts degree program. Students who have already completed a thesis as part of a master of arts degree program may choose to complete two 3-credit elective courses in a specifc or general elective category, or may write another thesis in a diferent content area as part of the master of divinity. Core courses should be taken prior to other required courses. Course options are listed for each content category. See course descriptions for additional choices for general electives.


Graduate Studies Certificates (18 credits)

Global University's Graduate Studies certificate programs require students to complete 18 credits of 3-credit courses. Students may choose courses based on the certificate discipline. All courses required for Graduate Studies certificate programs are available for enrollment in graduate degree programs and have the same academic requirements for both certificate and degree programs. A Graduate Studies certificate is not a degree nor a certification. It is the responsibility of the student to verify the applicability of Global University's credits toward his or her academic and professional goals.


Doctor of Ministry Degrees (30 credits beyond MDiv)

Program Overview

Prerequisites for the Doctor of Ministry Degree-Biblical Studies and Theology Specialization are as follows: a master of divinity or equivalent-must include 12 credits of Greek language, verifable ministerial accreditation / credentials, and a minimum of three years of active ministry experience.

Global University's doctor of ministry degree program requires students to complete 30 credits beyond a minimum of 78 graduate credits comparable to the course requirements for Global University's master of divinity degree. The 30-credit doctoral requirement will include 9 credits of doctoral core courses, 12 credits in the area of specialization, and 9 credits for a doctoral dissertation project that will include a 3-credit research and proposal portion and a 6-credit writing and defense portion. Core courses for the doctor of ministry degree should be completed prior to enrolling in other required courses specifed for a doctor of ministry degree. See course descriptions for details for specific courses.