Doctor of Ministry

includes:

Doctor of Ministry

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Doctor of Ministry DMin

Availability

Doctor of Ministry (1902DM)

On Campus - Uni Wide
Online - Uni Wide

Doctor of Ministry (Extended) (1904ME)

On Campus - Uni Wide

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Minimum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within three years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate who has commenced their candidature at another University shall not be permitted to submit their thesis for examination within the first twelve months (full-time equivalent) of candidature at Charles Sturt University or prior to completion of a total of three years candidature across both institutions (full-time equivalent).

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within six months (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Master by Research degree shall not be permitted to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

Maximum Period of Candidature

A candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy or Research Professional Doctorate will be required to submit a thesis for examination within four years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication will be required to submit a thesis for examination within one year (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

A candidate for a Masters of Research will be required to submit a thesis for examination within two years (full-time equivalent) of the date of commencement of candidature.

In exceptional circumstances, variations to minimum and maximum periods of candidature requirements may be approved by the Director, Research.

Higher Degree by Research Policy: Enrolment and Progress

Minimum/Maximum Period of Candidature is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration).

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Candidates admitted to the course will:

* hold a Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 Bachelor (Honours) degree in theology or ministry, or a Master degree by coursework in theology or ministry (with a Grade Point Average of 6.00 or better), or a Master degree by research in theology or ministry.  (Variation to admission requirements based on alternative academic qualifications will be assessed by the Course Coordinator in consultation with the Course Management Committee); AND
* have at least five years of full-time (or equivalent) practice in professional ministry or in a cognate area, a significant amount of which should be able to be shown to be current; OR

* be able to be assessed for variation to admission requirements based on equivalent prior learning - this will be assessed by the Course Coordinator in consultation with the Course Management Committee


AND


* meet the University's English language proficiency requirements.

These admission requirements are necessary to ensure that candidates have sufficient academic ability and professional experience to conduct research that leads to advanced critical reflection on professional practice in the field of Christian Ministry.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

32 points of credit will be granted towards the Doctor of Ministry for students who have successfully completed the following subjects within the Charles Sturt University Master of Ministry:

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

The course consists of 192 points made up of four core coursework subjects (64 points) and a dissertation of 128 points.

Up to 32 points credit may be given from the Master of Ministry for the successful completion of MIN540 and MIN541 (equivalent to MIN740 and MIN741).

Core Coursework Subjects
MIN740 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry (16 points)
MIN741 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Ministry (16 points)
MIN742 Literature Review in Ministry (16 points)
MIN743 Research Proposal in Ministry (16 points)

Dissertation/Portfolio
The dissertation subject may not be taken until MIN740, MIN741, MIN742 and MIN743 have been successfully completed. Subject details are as follows:

MIN744 Doctoral Thesis in Ministry, Full-time (128 points)
OR
MIN745 Doctoral Thesis in Ministry, Part-time (128 points)

Enrolment Pattern

FULL-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
MIN740 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry (16 points)
MIN741 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Ministry (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
MIN742 Literature Review in Ministry (16 points)
MIN743 Research Proposal in Ministry (16 points)

Years 2 and 3, Sessions 1 & 2
MIN744 Doctoral Thesis in Ministry, Full-time (128 points)

PART-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
MIN740 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
MIN741 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Ministry (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 1
MIN742 Literature Review in Ministry (16 points)

Year 2 - Session 2
MIN743 Research Proposal in Ministry (16 points)

Years 3-6, Sessions 1 & 2
MIN745 Doctoral Thesis in Ministry, Part-time (128 points)

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

MIN740 Approaches to Enquiry in Ministry
MIN741 Reflective Practitioner Perspectives in Ministry
MIN742 Literature Review in Ministry
MIN743 Research Proposal in Ministry

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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