M.Div. (Lay Ministry Studies) Degree Requirements

  1. A total of 78 graduate credits.
    • A maximum of twelve credits earned in web-based courses may be applied to the degree.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (C+ average) on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Required courses:
    • THY 402 Introduction to the Christian Tradition I (3 credits)
    • THY 404 Introduction to the Christian Tradition II (3 credits)
    • DOCT 406 Christology (3 credits)
    • DOCT 408 Ecclesiology (3 credits)
    • DOCT 424 Theology of Sacraments and Worship (3 credits)
    • MORL 421 Fundamental Moral Theology (3 credits)
    • MORL 422 Christian Social Ethics (3 credits)
    • LTGY 407 Liturgical Celebration (3 credits)
    • PTHM 405 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry (3 credits)
    • PTHM 401 Evangelization and Catechesis (3 credits)
    • PTHM 408 Introduction to Pastoral Care (3 credits)
    • PTHM 417 Homiletics (3 credits)
    • PTHM 465 Integration Seminar (3 credits)
    • PTHM 412 CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) (4 credits)
    • PTHM 459 Field Education (5 credits)
  4. Constrained electives:
    • SSOT 410 Pentateuch OR SSOT 400 Reading the Old Testament (3 credits)
    • SSOT 412 Prophetic Tradition OR SSOT 414 Wisdom OR SSOT 416 Psalms (3 credits)
    • SSNT 420 Synoptic Gospels OR SSNT 424 Johannine Tradition (3 credits)
    • PTHM 458 Social Ministry OR PTHM 456 Rural Social Issues (3 credits)
    • PTHM 420 Introduction to Ecclesial Law OR PTHM 450 Church Administration OR PTHM 411 Leadership in the Christian Community OR PTHM 434 Ministry Through the Life Cycle (3 credits)
    • Systematics (6 credits)
    • Church History (3 credits)
    • Spirituality (3 credits)
  5. Participation in the formation program.