Welcome to the realm of Doctoral Projects! If
you have completed half of your program (24 of 48 units or 36 of 76
units), you can embark on the journey of writing a doctoral project. It is a journey that provides you with the opportunity to focus on your ministry passion and fulfill some ministry dreams.
previous coursework should serve you well as preparation for the trek.
Having gained "fire for your ministry and oxygen for your soul," you are
ready with these essential elements and other tools to make the climb
to "higher elevations." Your destination is Mount Telos, the end
of a goal-oriented process that results in the completion of your doctoral
Surveying the Terrain
Your doctoral project journey consists of six major legs or phases:
Planning Your Trek: Proposal development (DM710: two-unit online course)
• Checking in at Base Camp: Course registration for DM706 (6
units of writing) and
doctoral project fee
• First ascent: Writing of
introduction, first chapter and accompanying material
ascent: Writing of entire first draft and pre-final version
ascent: Preparation of final version and program clearance
Celebration: Graduation and Commencement
This journey takes
around two years to complete. At the
end of that time, you will have a 125 to 175 page paper that represents
your learning, theological reflection, and response to a significant
issue in ministry. Your project will not only contain valuable insights
with a strategy that benefits those you serve, but it can also be a
practical resource to the broader Christian community.
Are you ready for the challenge and reward of the
journey? The Doctoral Project Travel Handbook is the place to start. Should
you need help along the way, your primary trail guides are the DMin Doctoral Projects Manager (email@example.com )
and the Doctoral Projects Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
They can also be reached by calling 626.584.5315.
Let the journey begin!