Program Description
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Family Ministry is designed to equip highly competent professionals to conduct research, publish and teach. The degree emphasizes family ministry components of education and places a strong emphasis on family ministry leaders training.
Graduation Requirements
A student must complete 60 semester units to be eligible for graduation.
(A maximum of 12 transfer units is allowed.) Generally, the student must complete the following:
몺 Completion of 60 semester units with a G.P.A. of 3.3 in all coursework.
몼 Completion of all units within a seven (7) year time span from date of entry.
몾 Completion of all financial requirements.
몿 File an application for intent to graduate with the school office 6 weeks prior to graduation to certify that all graduation requirements have been met.
뫀 Completion of a final dissertation or research project and submission of written document to the office of the Academic Dean prior to graduation.
Specific semester units required for the Doctor of Philosophy in Family Ministry Studies:
Core Program Requirements Semester Units Total Units for Graduation (60)
DFM700 Family Education and Counseling Research 4
DFM701 Research Design 4
DFM710 Biblical Studies on Family Ministry 4
DFM720 Advanced Pastoral Counseling 4
DFM730 Family Ministry Program Development 4
DFM731 Team Ministry Research 4
DFM744 Special Topics in Family Studies 4
DFM780 Advanced Field Experience I 4
DFM781 Advance Field Experience II 4
DFM790 Dissertation 8
Electives (16)
NOTE: Applicant must have completed at least three years of full-time ministry experience with evidence of leadership gifts and abilities.
Prerequisite Course Requirements - A minimum of 12 units in counseling and 12 units in Biblical studies is required including the following courses
MCE/MCC510 Cross-cultural Education and Family Ministry 3
MCE/MCC511 Interpersonal and Intercultural Relationship 3
MCC530 Christian Marriage and Family Counseling 3
MCC560 Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
MCC/MCC500/MFT500 Research Method 3

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is provisionally approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer this degree program, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by September 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July, 2020.
  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

His University is at the Pre-Accreditation Stage with the State of California. We are currently going through the process for accreditation with Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

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