The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Family Therapy I is an advanced professional degree for community organizations and church-related vocations. This program infuses academics and practice to prepare students for family therapy and counseling ministry.
The purposes of this program include: (1) Developing advanced knowledge and professional skills in Family Therapy; (2) Understanding and interpreting ministry in relation to the context of Family Therapy; (3) Acquainting the student with literature, materials, and methodologies which develop leadership, teaching, and counseling skills to be used in helping relationships; (4) Guiding the student in personal reflection and growth; and (5) Providing courses necessary to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) when applicable. The Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy I is designed for students who do not have a Master of Divinity but have earned a masters degree in a related field.
Students who are deficient in content courses, as identified through the Academic Plan, may be required to take leveling courses in addition to the required course work for this program.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy I Program, the graduate will be able to:
A student may demonstrate achievement of these outcomes by receiving a passing grade in the Dissertation Module IV.
Time Normally Required to Complete the Program
The Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy I may be completed in four years attending full-time. A student may take the courses on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time is six credit hours per semester. With the approval of the Dean a student may take more than six credit hours in a semester.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY IN FAMILY THERAPY I
Before being graduated with the Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy I, a student must satisfy the following requirements: