Most of the Doctoral degrees require
the completion of 40 credits beyond the Master's
degree. The following
degrees require 60 credits
Master's degree, including a mandatory doctoral
dissertation: Doctor of Christian Philosophy, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor
of Theology. These credits may
come from a combination of: 1) courses taken; 2) an original thesis or
3) a practicum or internship experience.
The student is expected to work together with the Dean in designing
a program that will meet his
for growth in the area(s) in which God has placed a passion in his heart.
Courses taken: The student may choose any of the
courses offered by CLU. If he chooses an undergraduate
additional work will be added to fulfill the graduate-level requirements.
Original dissertation or
ministry project: This can be an original written
work, or the creation of a ministry work. Uniqueness and/or originality
will be key evaluation points of this project. If a written project,
it should keep a balance between original textual research (in
Scripture and secondary literature) and a practical testing of
the thesis in real life. Somehow the ministry work or the original
written work should add a new perspective to the knowledge and
practice of the topic addressed by the thesis.
Practicum or internship: We also encourage a portion of
the doctoral degree be from real life ministry experience.
Limits: A maximum of 20 credits may be awarded for the total
of both transfer credits from other institutions and from credits earned
for life experience. Of these 20, no more than 10 may come from credits
earned for life experience.
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