Your doctoral project consists of four Modules, which represent the major stages of your journey toward complete your dissertation. A Module is a term of 37 weeks and will begin around the same time of year for each subsequent module. On campus intensives may rotate each year to give you optimal pre- and/or post- intensive work time. Click here to see your cohort schedule.
An oversimplified way to look at the progression through the program would be to say
- Module 1: Researching what has been done; honing in on what you will address that has not yet been addressed and the missiological implications therefor; anticipated issues.
- Module 2: Researching a particular context; gathering data to best understand the context and then how to best address issues surfaced (anticipated and unanticipated).
- Module 3: Researching the "change agent"; analyzing your organization/church context and making recommendations on what it can do to address that which surfaced from your data in Module 2.
- Module 4: Pulling it all together in a Contextualized Applied Research Dissertation
At the end of four years, you will have a 200-250 page paper (Contextualized Applied Research Dissertation) that represents your research, reflection, and response to make an impact on a significant issue in your context. Click on the Modules below to learn more: