DRR Courses (Independent Study)

Directed Reading and Research (DRR) courses are independent study courses that are specifically tailored to meet student goals.  Existing courses can be taken in DRR format only under special circumstances.


Policies for all DRR Courses 

1. Students may apply to take a DRR course in a particular area of study not addressed by regular course offerings.

2. DRR courses normally may not be taken as a substitute for an on-site classroom course offered in the same academic year.

3. Students will be eligible for a standard DRR course after they have completed at least 15 semester hours of regular course work and demonstrated ability to do independent research and writing.

4. Normal prerequisites apply to all DRR courses. The student will have completed the prerequisites in the given curricular area with at least a 3.0 (B) average in those courses.

5. DRR courses are not normally open to occasional students.

6. Limit of DRR courses allowed towards a degree: 2 for MDiv program and 1 for MTS program.

Application Process

A special application is required for all DRR courses. Standard DRR courses require a few steps that will require some time.  Please see the “Registration” section for more information.