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Courses of Study � Degree Requirements



Associate in Pastoral Ministry (AS.Min.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)
Requires a High School diploma as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)        
AS-101.Beginnings of the Old Testament.4 credits
AS-110.Beginnings of the New Testament.4 credits
AS-201.Theology.4 credits
AS-401.Early Church History.4 credits
  Church History elective.4 credits
AS-501.Introduction to Pastoral Care.4 credits
 Additional elective courses.16 credits


Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)
Requires a High School diploma as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)        
B-101/10.Old Testament Studies4 credits.
B-120/30.New Testament Studies4 credits.
B-20x.Fundamentals of Theology (choose one: 201-203).4 credits.
 Additional elective courses.20 credits.
B-901.Credo. Thesis on personal doctrinal beliefs.8 credits.


Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Theological Study)
Requires a High School diploma as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)        
B-20x.Fundamentals of Theology (choose one: 201-203).4 credits.
B-245.Introduction to Christology.4 credits.
B-301.Introduction to Ethics.4 credits.
 Additional elective courses.20 credits.
B-901.Credo. Thesis on personal doctrinal beliefs.8 credits.


Master of Ministry (M.Min.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)
Requires a Bachelors Degree as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)        
M-101/02.Understanding the Old Testament.4 credits.
M-110/12.Understanding the New Testament.4 credits.
M-20x.Systematic Theology (choose one: 201-204)4 credits.
 Additional elective courses.28 credits.
M-901.Masters Thesis (Optional). Thesis on pastoral ministry.(8 credits.)
[Thesis replaces two elective courses above (8 credits).]


Master of Theology (Th.M.) (Requirements)
(40 Credits of Intensive Ministry Study)
Requires a Bachelors Degree as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Curriculum (Required courses)        
M-20xSystematic Theology (choose one: 201-204).4 credits.
M-24xHistorical Jesus (choose one).4 credits.
M-300Christian Ethics (choose one).4 credits.
 Additional courses in Theology (choose two: 205-295).8 credits.
 Additional elective courses.12 credits.
M-901Masters Thesis (Required). Thesis on a theological doctrine.8 credits.


Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) (Requirements)
(Doctorate by Dissertation)
Requires a recognized Masters Degree as a prerequisite for admission to the program.

Providence Theological School follows the British educational model in its Doctorate-by-Dissertation degree program. There are nine stages in the degree completion requirements �

1. Determination of the Dissertation Topic
2. Theological School Faculty Approval
3. Dissertation Research & Development
4. Initial Dissertation Writing Effort and Presentation
5. Dissertation Committee Evaluation and Critique
6. Dissertation Defense
7. Modifications to the Initial Dissertation Text
8. Submission of Completed Dissertation, Ready for Publication
9. Final Approval � Degree Award

No transfer credit shall be applicable toward this degree, neither shall there be any credit for �work experience� or �life experience.� This is an earned degree and the development of a doctoral dissertation is a major and significant academic effort.
       

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