The Degree Completion Program (DCP) is a non-traditional program specifically designed for adults who want to complete a Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) degree but are unable to attend traditional semester education programs.
The DCP provides for the completion of a BRE degree with a focus in General Ministries. The DCP is designed to serve adults interested in studying the Bible, doctrine and ministry with the intent of becoming more effective Christians in ministry and in the workplace.
Full-time undergraduate education is made possible for adults because of its unique design. After a student transfers 30-42 credit hours into the program, there are 16 courses offered in a modular format over a 24-month period. Each course consists of one four-hour evening class per week for 5 weeks supplemented by 14-18 hours of guided independent study per week. This format gives essentially the same time involvement as a traditional schedule.
An important component of the DCP is the Directed Research Project comprised of academic instruction and individual advising by a qualified professional. Students will choose from one of the following areas of interest: Educational Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Studies or Youth Ministry.
Specific Entrance Requirements
1. Applicants must be 25 years or older.
2. Applicants must have completed at least one year of accredited transferable university or college credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
3. Applicants must have served two or more years in a local church or para-church ministry in some lay or professional ministry.
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