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MDiv – Residential

Summary of Requirements

The residence requirement is normally six full semesters (or the equivalent in part-time study) of coursework taken on-campus at the GTU as a CDSP student, plus one January intersession. Full-time study is understood as enrollment in four 3-credit courses. A student may not enroll for more than five 3-credit courses (15 credits), excluding 1-credit courses, in any one semester.

“In residence” is defined as being on campus regularly to participate in class sessions as well as worship, seminary meals, and other community activities. Over the course of six semesters in residence, a student may take up to eight three-credit courses online, provided that in each semester the student is on campus regularly for at least one class, worship, meals, and other community activities. Students may petition the faculty through their advisor to count course work done online and/or during the summer and January toward a maximum of one semester’s residence. The residential program cannot be completed in less than five full semesters of residence.

Residential MDiv Curriculum Sequence

Year One

Fall

  1. Foundations for Ministry
  2. Pastoral Theology
  3. History I
  4. Introduction to Old Testament

Intersession

Organizing for Public Ministry

Spring

  1. Introduction to Worship
  2. Introduction to New Testament
  3. History II
  4. Biblical Language OR Interfaith area elective

Year Two

Fall

  1. Field Education I
  2. Theology I
  3. Christian Education
  4. Anglicanism area elective OR Exegesis elective OR Interfaith area elective OR Biblical Language

Intersession

Immersion of some kind

Spring

  1. Field Education I
  2. Theology I
  3. Homiletics
  4. Anglicanism area elective OR Exegesis area elective OR Interfaith elective OR Biblical Language

Year Three

Fall

  1. Capstone I
  2. Liturgics
  3. Ethics
  4. Anglicanism area elective OR Exegesis area elective OR Interfaith area elective OR Elective


Spring

  1. Capstone II
  2. Elective
  3. Elective
  4. Elective OR Anglicanism area elective OR Exegesis area elective OR Interfaith area elective
  5. Liturgical Leadership (1.5 credits)