Doctor of Theology Degree (Th.D.)
Total Credits: 36
- 4 six-credit courses
- Th.D. Thesis (twelve credits)
The Doctor of Theology Degree Program is designed to foster research into comparative theological and ethical systems that stem from diverse faith traditions. To provide students with the best possible training in the study of global faiths, Global Ministries University has recruited specialized faculty members from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia who have academic and professional expertise in their respective theological fields.
This program can be custom designed to enhance your goals. We believe that, as adult learners, many of our students have an idea of what their particular academic needs might be and they are given to freedom to create their own learning experience. On the other hand, our staff is available for those individuals who would like guidance in the selection of courses.
Examples of possible areas of concentration for the Th.D. Degree Program are as follows:
World Religions and Psychology
Buddhist and Christian Studies
Buddhist Art and Culture
Religion, Buddhism, and Science
Psychology and Biblical Studies
Religion and Economics
Women’s Issues and Human Rights
Religious Traditions of East Asia
Hinduism and Christianity
Religion and War
Ethics and Religion.
TH990 Doctoral Project
Students will develop written goals for their doctoral project thesis in consultation with their mentor. This project should target a contemporary issue that is related to the student’s pastoral care needs and experience. The thesis should clearly demonstrate the student’s fulfillment of those goals and be a reflection upon the pastoral experience with the learning from their coursework and readings in the Doctor of Theology Program.
Doctor Of Ministry (D.Min.)
Total Credits: 36
• D.Min. Project
Applicants require a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology Degree or equivalent. Equivalency would be determined by Global Ministries University Staff through an assessment of individual’s background and experience in pastoral care, spirituality and/or human development.
The Doctor of Ministry Degree Program encourages students to examine their innovative ideas and respond to present challenges in ministry. It offers resources to think theologically and creatively about the impact of ministry in a multi-cultural world and fosters an understanding of organizational and cultural context of ministry. Students are provided with maximum flexibility to custom-design a program that nurtures spiritual growth and professional development in the practice of ministry, stresses the reflective practice of ministry, and examines the dynamics of ministry in a multi-faith world. We believe that, as adult learners, many of our students have an idea of what their particular academic needs might be and they are given to freedom to create their own learning experience. On the other hand, our staff is available for those individuals who would like guidance in the selection of courses.
The goal of the Doctor of Ministry Program is to equip people to serve others more fully and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to experience courses, programs, seminars, and workshops that foster intellectual, emotional and spiritual development in their ministry environment.
The Doctor of Ministry Program offered by Global Ministries University features an interdisciplinary understanding of Theology in the 21st century.
This program can be completely custom-designed. Students have the opportunity to select a concentration of particular interest to them, such as pastoral ministry, contemporary Christianity, peace studies, world religions; and, with the approval of the dean of program, also have the opportunity to select their courses.