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Doctorate Degree Programs

Course Requirements

For Doctor of Missions only: Beginning with the most recent, list (including dates) your ministry experiences in various cross-cultural (and cross sub-cultural) situations. As you reflect on these experiences, write an essay indicating what you have learned about cultural dynamics and ministry effectiveness.  Also indicate what you believe you have yet to learn and how the BCU program in Missiology will assist you in that learning.

Doctorate Degree
Program Requirements

For All Doctoral Applicants

State the reasons you are prompted to pursue a study in the particular program area you have chosen. Describe what you hope to gain through the program you have chosen.  Give specific goals and personal or professional needs.  A scholarly research-oriented seminar paper of Ten pages must be submitted with the application for admission.  This paper should reflect the applicant’s ability to identify appropriate sources, to critically reflect upon them and draw a sound conclusion.  Good form and style should be followed.

(SERMON NOTES AND OUTLINES ARE NOT ALLOWED)

There are 60 Credit hours required to earn the Doctorate Degree.  Transfer Credits in Theology, Humanities and other related subjects from other colleges may be used along with Life Experience, Leadership Seminars and Ministry Experience to fulfill some of the requirements in each Degree Program.

Credits transferred must be comparable subjects to those required and offered by BCU.  Requirements for any degree must be approved by the Dean of  Studies.

A 30,000 word Dissertation or Study syllabus WILL be required for this program, and will earn 10 hours of the required course credits.  Your written work must be built from a bibliography of at least ten reference books, which will include a minimum of eight books to be read in all.

Please Note: A minimum of eight (8) courses must be taken through Bethel Christian University to earn the Doctorate  Degree.

Course Requirements

COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HOURS
DTH 501
PASTORAL THEOLOGY
3
DTH 502
ECCLESIOLOGY
3
DTH 503
BIBLICAL INFALLIBILITY
3
DTH 504
HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
3
DTH 505
NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND
3
DTH 506
BIBLICAL ETHICS
3
DTH 507
THE  BOOK OF REVELATION
3
DTH 508
BIBLICAL HEBREW
3
DTH 509
THE FEASTS OF ISRAEL
3
DTH 510
NEW TESTAMENT BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
3
DTH 511
CHRISTOLOGY
3
DTH 512
BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY
3
DTH 513
PRACTICAL MINISTRY
10
DTH 514
RESEARCH SEMINARS
4
DTH 515
DISSERTATION OR STUDY SYLLABUS

10

COURSE
CODE
                                        COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HOURS
DD 501
  SOTERIOLOGY
3
DD 502
  ECCLESIOLOGY    
3
DD 503
  YOUTH MINISTRY    
3
DD 504
  NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND                                               
3
DD 505
  HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY      
3
DD 506
  BIBLICAL HEBREW          
3
DD 507
  FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH            
3
DD 508
  THE BOOK OF REVELATION     
3
DD 509
  TYPES AND SYMBOLS                 
3
DD 510
  BIBLICAL ETHICS 
3
DD 511
  BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY             
3
DD 512
  BIBLICAL  INFALLIBILITY       
3
DD 513
  PRACTICAL MINISTRY
10
DD 514
  RESEARCH SEMINARS
4
DD 515
  DISSERTATION OR STUDY SYLLABUS
10
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HOURS
DM 501
  SOTERIOLOGY    
3
DM 502
  ECCLESIOLOGY    
3
DM 503
  TEAM MINISTRY    
3
DM 504
  NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND                                                  
3
DM 505
  HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY         
3
DM 506
  FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH             
3
DM 507
  THE BOOK OF REVELATION             
3
DM 508
  BIBLICAL ETHICS     
3
DM 509
  TYPES AND SYMBOLS              
3
DM 510
  BIBLICAL HEBREW  
3
DM 511
  BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY              
3
DM 512
  BIBLICAL INFALLIBILITY      
3
DM 513
  PRACTICAL MINISTRY
10
DM 514
  RESEARCH SEMINARS
4
DM 515
  DISSERTATION OR STUDY SYLLABUS
10
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HOURS
DCC 501
  CRISIS INTERVENTION
3
DCC 502
  PERSONALITY THEORIES    
3
DCC 503
  NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND   
3
DCC 504
  BIBLICAL ETHICS                                                   
3
DCC 505
  THEOLOGY OF MINISTRY       
3
DCC 506
  PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING           
3
DCC 507
  EMOTIONAL HEALING           
3
DCC 508
  FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH    
3
DCC 509
  ADVERSITIES IN THE MINISTRY               
3
DCC 510
  PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION
3
DCC 511
  ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY                 
3
DCC 512
  CHILD ABUSE       
3
DCC 513
  PRACTICAL MINISTRY
10
DCC 514
  RESEARCH SEMINARS
4
DCC 515
  DISSERTATION OR STUDY SYLLABUS
10
COURSE
CODE
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT
HOURS
DCE 501
  YOUTH MINISTRY  
3
DCE 502
  NEW TESTAMENT BACKGROUND
3
DCE 503
  ADVANCED BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS  
3
DCE 504
  BIBLICAL ETHICS                                         
3
DCE 505
  TEACHING METHODOLOGY         
3
DCE 506
  CREATIVE BIBLE STUDY METHODS           
3
DCE 507
  ADULT EDUCATION             
3
DCE 505
  BIBLICAL HEBREW
3
DCE 509
  MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES                 
3
DCE 510
  HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY   
3
DCE 511
  DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL TEAM MINISTRY                
3
DCE 512
  MANAGING FAMILY FINANCE        
3
DCE 513
  PRACTICAL MINISTRY
10
DCE 514
  RESEARCH SEMINARS
4
DCE 515
  DISSERTATION OR STUDY SYLLABUS
10