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MDiv – Low Residence

Summary of Requirements

The residence requirement for the low-residence M.Div. program is four June intensive terms (each 2 weeks long) and four January intensive terms (normally 1 week long) taken on campus as a CDSP student. In addition to these eight intensive terms on campus, students take 6 credit hours per semester each fall and spring. The program is designed to be completed by a student in a minimum of four years. A student may not enroll in more than three 3-credit courses (nine credits) in any one semester.

Students may petition the faculty through their advisor to count course overloads and/or additional course work done during the summer and January toward a maximum of two semesters and one January intersession, in which case the student would complete the program after their fourth summer intensive. The residential program cannot be completed in less than three years (4 summer intensives, 3 January intersessions, and 6 semesters of online coursework).

Students should be aware that taking classes in a low-residence program requires diligence for maintaining an appropriate enrollment status for eligibility for federal financial aid and for required loan repayment. Low-residence students are strongly encouraged to be in conversation with the Financial Aid Office.

All requirements must be completed within ten years inclusive of leaves of absence. A program is counted as beginning as of the first term of study in which credits toward a degree are successfully earned.

Low-Residence MDiv Curriculum Sequence

Year One

Summer (on campus)

  1. Biblical Language OR Anglicanism elective OR Interfaith elective
  2. Foundations for Ministry

Fall (online)

  1. History I
  2. Introduction to Old Testament

Intersession (on campus)

Organizing for Public Ministry

Spring (online)

  1. Introduction to New Testament
  2. History II

Year Two

Summer (on campus)

  1. Anglicanism elective OR Interfaith elective OR Biblical Language OR Exegesis elective
  2. Introduction to Worship

Fall (online)

  1. Christian Education
  2. Theology I

Intersession (on campus)

  1. Pastoral Theology I (1.5 credits)
  2. Field Education Colloquium (0 credits)

Spring (online)

  1. Ethics
  2. Theology II

Year Three

Summer (on campus)

  1. Anglicanism elective OR Exegesis elective OR Interfaith elective
  2. Homiletics

Fall (online)

  1. Field Education Placement I
  2. Liturgics

Intersession (on campus)

  1. Pastoral Theology II (1.5 credits)
  2. Field Education Colloquium II (0 credits)

Spring (online)

  1. Field Education Placement II
  2. Elective

Year Four

Summer (on campus)

  1. Anglicanism elective OR Exegesis elective OR Interfaith elective
  2. Liturgical Leadership (1.5 credits)

Fall (online)

  1. Capstone I
  2. Elective

Intersession (on campus)

Immersion of some kind

Spring (online)

  1. Capstone II
  2. Elective

Low-Residence MDiv Curriculum Sequence (Accelerated)

Year One

Summer (on campus)

  1. Biblical Language OR Anglicanism elective OR Interfaith elective
  2. Foundations for Ministry

Fall (online)

  1. History I
  2. Introduction to Old Testament

Intersession (on campus)

  1. Pastoral Theology I (1.5 credits)
  2. Field Education Colloquium I (0 credits)
  3. Organizing for Public Ministry

Spring (online)

  1. Introduction to New Testament
  2. History II

Year Two

Summer (on campus)

  1. Anglicanism elective OR Interfaith elective OR Biblical Language OR Exegesis elective
  2. Introduction to Worship

Fall (online)

  1. Christian Education
  2. Theology I
  3. Field Education Placement I

Intersession (on campus)

  1. Pastoral Theology II (1.5 credits)
  2. Field Education Colloquium II (0 credits)

Spring (online)

  1. Ethics
  2. Theology II
  3. Field Education Placement II

Year Three

Summer (on campus)

  1. Anglicanism elective OR Exegesis elective OR Interfaith elective
  2. Homiletics

Fall (online)

  1. Capstone I
  2. Liturgics
  3. Elective

Intersession (on campus)

Immersion of some kind

Spring (online)

  1. Capstone II
  2. Elective
  3. Elective

Year Four

Summer (on campus)

  1. Anglicanism elective OR Exegesis elective OR Interfaith elective
  2. Liturgical Leadership (1.5 credits)