Requirements for the Christian Formation and Ministry program leading to a Master of Arts degree consist of the successful completion of 42 semester hours, a comprehensive examination, and a capstone project or internship. Students are required to complete 24 hours of core courses plus an additional 18 hours in a specified area of concentration.
Core Courses (24)
CFM 512 Bible in Ministry (2)
CFM 513 History & Philosophy of Ministry (4)
CFM 514 Ministry in Culture (2)
CFM 515 Human Development & Research for Ministry (4)
CFM 516 Teaching for Transformation (4)
CFM 521 Personal Spiritual Formation (2)
CFM 522 History and Traditions of Spiritual Formation (2)
CFM 681 Comprehensive Exam (0)
CFM 691 Concentration Mentoring Group (0)
BITH ---- Theological Studies Requirement (TSR) (4)
All graduate students are required to complete a theological studies requirement of 6 semester hours. For CFM students, this consists of CFM 512 plus a 4-hour course from the Category I listing in the Graduate School section of this catalog. Students are also required to complete a zero-credit comprehensive exam and a zero-credit Mentoring Group in their area of concentration.
The final project within the concentration may be either a thesis/applied thesis (698), creative project (692), or internship (696). Up to four hours of electives within the concentration may be taken through independent study courses. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be applied to the degree requirements. For courses offered only on a pass/fail basis, two hours of pass/fail credit may be applied to the degree with approval of the department chair.