Graduate Credit Opportunities

Women's Transformational Leadership Track

Graduate Studies Certificate | 16 Credits

The Graduate Studies Certificate program offers those with specific ministry interests a way to maximize their seminary training with a minimal commitment of time. This high amount of customization in this certificate provides lay ministers, marketplace leaders, and Christian educators with the skills and knowledge they need to bring about Gospel-centered transformation in their particular community. If the desire for additional training arises, credits from the Graduate Studies Certificate may be transferred into a master's degree program. Students who wish to pursue this type of program, but on an enrichment (non-credit) basis, should take the Advanced Studies Certificate offered by the Online Campus.

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Students may choose 8 credits from the courses below.

WL501 Pastoral Understanding of Women 2
WL502 Women in Pain, Part 1 1
WL503 Women in Pain, Part 2 1
WL504 Women in Leadership 1
WL505 Building Relational Ministries for Women 1
WL506 Develop and Deliver Life-Changing Messages 2
WL507 Develop Life-Changing Bible Study Curriculum 1
Open electives: 4 credits

Graduate Studies Diploma | 30 Credits

The Graduate Studies Diploma program offers students an excellent foundation for a lifetime of lay, marketplace, or bi-vocational ministry. Its customizable core allows an individual to acquire only the skill or knowledge they may need to bring Gospel-centered transformation to their particular ministry context. This makes the program perfect for those who seek formal bible, theology or ministry training, but don’t require a master’s degree to advance in their practice. Credits from the Graduate Studies Diploma may be transferred easily to fulfill the first year of a master’s degree if the need for additional training arises.

See Curriculum Plan (Women's Transformational Leadership Specialization):

Biblical and Theological Studies: 8 credits
 
Students may choose 8 credits from the courses below.
WL501 Pastoral Understanding of Women 2
WL502 Women in Pain, Part 1 or 1
WL503 Women in Pain, Part 2 1
WL504 Women in Leadership 1
WL505 Building Relational Ministries for Women
WL506 Develop and Deliver Life-Changing Messages 2
WL507 Develop Life-Changing Bible Study Curriculum 1
Open electives: 4 credits

 

Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership | 52 Credits

The Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership degree program enables students to bring transformation to churches and parachurch organizations in a North American context through a rich biblical understanding and a refined leadership skill set. This training spans communication theory, biblical studies, theology, discipleship and spiritual formation -- with the result that our students lead and serve effectively in a wide variety of global ministry roles. While this program is a great fit for support pastors or parachurch leaders, it is not designed to prepare individuals for roles that may require ordination.

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Spiritual Formation: 6 credits

Biblical Interpretation Studies: 16 credits

Theological Studies: 12 credits

Ministry and Leadership Studies: 10 credits

Open Electives: 2 credits

Women's Transformational Leadership Specialization: 14 credits (students are required to complete at least five WLcourses in addition to WL531-534)

Spiritual Formation Studies: 4 credits
SFS 501 Learning to Love God and Others 2
SFS 504 Growing into Ethical Maturity 2
Ministerial Studies: 6 credits
Any course with a DMS or PTS prefix, with advisor approval.
Women's Transformational Leadership Studies: 8 credits
WL508 Discovering and Developing Your Ministry Potential 2
WL501 Pastoral Understanding of Women 2
Women's Transformational Leadership Practicum 1
Women's Transformational Leadership Practicum 1
Women's Transformational Leadership Practicum 1
Women's Transformational Leadership Practicum 1
Students may choose 6 credits from the elective courses below.
MCS510 Introduction to Coaching 1
MCS511 Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation 1
WL502 Women in Pain, Part 1 2
WL503 Women in Pain, Part 2 2
WL504 Women in Leadership 2
WL505 Building Relational Ministries for Women 2
WL506 Develop and Deliver Life-Changing Messages 2
WL507 Develop Life-Changing Bible Study Curriculum 2

Master of Divinity | 82 Credits

The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program is designed for those engaged in or preparing for vocational ministry, including the pastorate, intercultural service, Christian education, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy, evangelism, music and worship ministries, and related areas of service. Historically, the M.Div. degree has been the recommended program for those preparing for ordination. The M.Div. program requires a core of biblical, theological, and applied ministry studies. In addition, students select an elective track consisting either of a ministry specialization or a self-designed sequence of electives approved by a faculty mentor. This flexibility of design recognizes that many students come with differing God-given gifts, passions, talents, experiences, and goals.

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Spiritual Formation: 6 credits

Biblical Interpretation Studies: 16 credits

Biblical Language Studies: 14 credits

Theological Studies: 16 credits

Ministerial Studies: 20 credits

Women's Transformational Leadership Specialization: 18 credits