This page includes information relating to the continuing Doctor of Ministry Program, as well as basic information relating to Masters-level students still completing requirements (Consortium classes, comprehensive exams, final papers). It also includes other information for current students.
The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality is a professional degree designed to help students develop advanced ministerial and leadership insights within the context of theological understanding and Christian spirituality. The courses, the seminar and final project are directed toward the study of spirituality and its relationship to ministerial practice.
In addition are a wide variety of Graduate Certificate programs that can enrich one’s theological or pastoral perspective. Current certificates are in the fields of Carmelite Studies, Franciscan Theology and Spirituality, Spirituality Studies, Spiritual Direction Studies, Theological Studies and Word and Worship.
At the Master’s level there are four Degree programs: the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) are two forms of a professional degree designed for persons who desire to serve in positions of ministerial or pastoral leadership. The MAPS is a shorter version of the MDIV, while the MDIV is a lead-in to DMin programs.
The Master of Arts (MA) in Theology and the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) are academic degrees, focused on attaining knowledge of various theological disciplines. The MA prepares one seeking to pursue doctoral studies in various theological disciplines.
- Master/Certificate courses level courses: $660/credit
- DMIN level courses: $670/credit
- Student Service Fee (technology and support): $90/semester
- MA degree general and departmental exams: $100/ea
- MTS degree oral comprehensive exam: $100
- MA Thesis: $325
- MA Thesis extension: $100
- DMIN project extension (after first year): $250/semester
- Graduation (regardless of attendance): $150
- Diploma/Certificate replacement or duplicate: $50
- Transcripts (official and unofficial): $10 each copy
The following faculty members will be available on a part-time basis to assist with the direction and reading of theses and Doctor of Ministry projects.
Department of Ecclesiastical History
Department of Pastoral Studies
- Lawrence LeNoir, PhD, Assistant Professor (Chair)
- James Coriden, JCD, JD (Professor)
- Patricia Parachini, SNJM, DMin (Adjunct)
Department of Sacred Scripture
Department of Spirituality
- Edward McCormack, PhD, Associate Professor (Chair)
- Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm, PhD, Assistant Professor, Carmelite Spirituality
- Carol Ries, SNJM, MSW, Director, Spiritual Direction Studies
- Kathleen Brown, DMin, Assistant Professor, Salesian Spirituality
- Patrick McMahon, O.Carm, PhD, Adjunct, Carmelite Spirituality
- Patricia Parachini, SNJM, DMin, Adjunct, Spiritual Direction Studies
- Rev. Michael Blastic,OFM, Professor, Director of Franciscan Center
Department of Systematic and Moral Theology
- John J. Burkhard, OFM Conv, Dr es ScRel, Professor, Systematic Theology
- Kevin O’Neil, C.Ss.R, STD, Associate Professor, Moral Theology
Department of Word and Worship
• 26 Thu
DMin classes end (Spring 2013 courses)
• 11 Fri
DMin grades due (Spring 2013 courses)
December 31, 2013-June 31, 2015
Completion of the Doctor of Ministry Academic Requirements
The Washington Theological Union enjoys the accreditation and licensure status awarded by the following entities :
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
Approved WTU degree programs: MDiv, MA in Pastoral Studies, MTS, MA, DMin; Distance Education Programs
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Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Approved WTU degree programs: MDiv, MA in Pastoral Studies, MA, MTS, DMin; Distance Education Programs
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District of Columbia State Education Office (Licensure Commission)
Approved WTU Graduate Certificates: Carmelite Studies, Franciscan Theology and Spirituality, Spirituality Studies, Spiritual Direction Studies, Theological Studies and Word and Worship.
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