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SPRINGFIELD, Missouri— Global University, an accredited distance education university of the Assemblies of God, is preparing to offer an accredited Doctor of Ministry program (DMin).
Global University received notification from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that the Commission’s Institutional Actions Council voted to approve Global University’s request to offer the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree. “This is great news for this university, and a major step forward in Global University’s ability to train ministers around the World,” said Dr. John (Jack) Nill, PhD. Provost. “It gives Global University a sequence of programs that spans the full range of educational levels, from materials for new believers to an accredited doctoral degree.”
Global University maintains dual accreditation: regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, and national accreditation with the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Global University is currently in the process of having DETC review the DMin program and course materials, and expects to hear from DETC soon.
Once Global has both accrediting agencies’ approval, it is a relatively quick matter to work with the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education to update the information on their website.
Maintaining dual accreditation along with state operational authorization gives Global University a prestigious position, but it is a challenging responsibility and process. Global University must have everything appropriately approved before we can begin offering the new DMin program. The wait is difficult; however, the result will be a highly-respected program that will benefit many ministers and help further gospel work around the world.