degree is conferred upon the attainment of pertinent personal
and academic requirements. In addition to the general seminary
requirements outlined on pages 30-31 of the 2006-2007 Catalog,
degree candidates must (1) give evidence of a genuine Christian
character, orthodox belief, and conduct consistent with a God-given
call to a position of leadership; and (2) complete all components
of the program, accumulating at least 30 hours of credit. A minimum
grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program.
If the student receives a grade for any one course below a "B,"
he or she will be placed on academic probation and continuance
in the program will be in jeopardy. Two grades below a "B" are
grounds for dismissal from the program.
Up to three hours of Th.M. credit
and up to six hours of D.Min. credit may be transferred into the
program from other accredited seminaries. The maximum number of
credits transferred shall not exceed six. Transfer of credit is
not automatic. The student must show that the work to be transferred
is relevant to the program emphasis in church leadership, and
was completed at a comparable advanced level. Requests for acceptance
of credit from other seminaries should be made at the time of
admission to the program. Later transfer will only be done by
prior approval through the program director and the Registrar's
The statute of limitations for the
Doctor of Ministry program is six years. If the circumstances
warrant, an extension of this time limit may be granted by the
Doctoral Standards Committee based upon petition submitted to
the Doctor of Ministry program director.