Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling
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Doctoral Degrees
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Christian Counselors have a responsibility to their clients to be as learned and able as possible when ministering to the myriad of conditions and challenges people in our society face. Our program will help you expand your level of expertise in the Christian Counseling field.

Requires a Master’s degree plus a minimum 30 credit hours of additional study.
Materials for each course in this program consist of either a series of audio/video lectures, a textbook, or a workbook.
Students are required to listen to the audio/video lectures, read the textbook, and to answer the questions prepared for each course. Answer sheets are provided for that purpose. This process may require the student listen/view the audio or read the textbook several times. Students are then required to prepare an outline of the contents of each audio lesson, or each chapter in the textbook.
Also, students are required to read an ADDITIONAL book(s) that is related to the subject matter being taught and to prepare an eight-page book report of that ADDITIONAL book(s). All outlines, essays, and book reports are to be written as per the required format provided in the appendix of this catalog.
In addition to the required course of study, students receiving a degree that does not contain the word “Ministry” in its nomenclature must submit a dissertation in MLA form of no less than seventy-five (75), and no more than one-hundred (100) typewritten (double-spaced) pages with ten (10) outside resources on a subject that has been pre-approved by the Academic Dean, or submit an equivalent project that has been pre-approved by the Academic Dean.
NOTE: A student cannot begin studies in a new course unless both the lecture series and the dissertation have been completed and submitted.
Special Note: If a student is changing his or her field of study from a Master’s degree to a Doctorate, he or she will have to take additional courses to ensure competency in the new field of study. If the student has not taken SG 5313 The Purpose Driven Life, and/or SG 5163 The Normal Christian Life, SG 5103 Could You Not Tarry One Hour, or SG 5273 The Bait of Satan, these courses must be taken in addition to any other requirements for a degree.
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