Combined

Master's and Doctorate

Combined Master's and Doctorate Degree

Students may choose to combine the master's and doctorate requirements and continue their studies directly from completion of the master's requirements to completing a shortened list of requirements for the doctorate degree. All Intensives and requirements for the combined degree are to be completed within a period of five years from initiation of study.

The student can either apply for this degree option on their admission application as they begin their master's degree or with approval transfer to it while in a master's degree program. Students complete the master's degree requirements of fourteen 5-day Intensives and oral Candidate Review before completing the doctorate Intensives and a Doctor of Ministry Project (for DMin) or Doctoral Dissertation and defense (for SpD). When studies continue beyond the master's without any gap (three months or less), the doctorate degree program entails six 5-day Intensives.

In the combined degree students graduate only after completing the doctorate degree requirements.

Combined Doctor of Ministry - DMin

CORE CLASSES REQUIRED:

  • 14 Intensives of chosen master's program

  • Oral Candidate Review

  • Six electives

  • Doctoral Project

Combined Doctor of Spirituality - SpD

CORE CLASSES REQUIRED:

  • 14 Intensives of chosen master's program

  • Oral Candidate Review

  • Course: Reading on Creation Spirituality

  • Course: Drawing Wisdom from the Well of Sacred Texts

  • Four electives

  • Doctoral Dissertation and defense

Summary

The combined Master's and Doctoral Degree consists of:

  • 20 Intensives

  • Candidate Review

  • Dissertation

The combined degree is to be completed within a period of five years from initiation of study at which time the student graduates. The estimated cost of this degree is $35,000 plus fees which is a minimum savings of $7,000 from doing the degrees separately.

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