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About us Asbury Theological Seminary is a multidenominational graduate school committed to spiritually formative theological education. We are a community called to teach the unchanging truth of Christianity. We are a spiritually vibrant, academically rigorous community steeped in the Wesleyan movement, and we are deeply committed to living out the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Asbury Theological Seminary Office of Admissions 800.2ASBURY | admissions.office@asburyseminary.edu


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More than a degree Asbury Seminary students experience firsthand that quality theological education is more than an academic degree—it is a call to transformational learning, worship, prayer and life in community. When you visit one of our campuses, we hope this becomes your experience, too. John Wesley’s call for unity of “sound learning and vital piety” is our cornerstone. At Asbury, students equip for ministry by training with worldrenowned faculty of keen mind and warmed heart. Courses in practical disciplines set the stage for lifelong learning and ministry. Faculty set the standard for this pursuit by teaching sound biblical theology, encouraging relevant, practical application and modeling vibrant spirituality. Inside this packet, you will find information on Asbury Theological Seminary’s programs and admission requirements. If you have any questions, the Admissions Team is ready to walk with you on this journey. Contact us: Asbury Theological Seminary Office of Admissions 800.2ASBURY | admissions.office@asburyseminary.edu


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Formation Christian formation—growth toward wholeness in the image of Christ—has historically been an Asbury Seminary distinctive. Through academic coursework, practical application and worship experiences, the Christian formation program helps students track their individual faith development from enrollment to graduation. Formation surveys and discussions with faculty guides allow students to be intentional and accountable as they journey through faith development areas. At Asbury Theological Seminary, Christian formation means: • We seek lives of social and personal holiness­­—we adore the Father, base our actions on the Son’s servanthood, and are engendered by the Holy Spirit. • We learn to submit to God, both in crucial moments and in our continuous human development. • Mercy for humanity fuels our social engagement and our quests for justice. • Our conversations engage gathered believers, as well as scholars who can provide important insights. • We embed ourselves in a local community and commit to global expressions of the faith. • When we offer justice and mercy in Christ’s name, we do so out of concern for believers and for humanity. All bear the imago Dei.


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Campuses Asbury Theological Seminary’s two campuses are located in Orlando, Florida, and Wilmore, Kentucky. The Kentucky campus offers theological education in a residential model, complete with student and family housing, traditional course schedules and block scheduling. The Florida Dunnam campus is a commuter model in which classes are offered in intensive and weekend formats along with traditional course schedules. Utilizing Asbury’s two campuses, online courses, multiple programs and varied course-offering timetables, students can fulfill their academic goals in accordance with their own needs and abilities. Students can earn up to two-thirds of the Master of Divinity degree, up to one-half of a Master of Arts degree, or an entire Christian Studies certificate online. Other certificates are designed to be completed in a blended format. View upcoming classes and the academic catalog at asburyseminary.edu.

Graduation requires 30 on-campus credit hours for the M.A. degree and 32 on-campus credit hours for the M.Div. degree. Credit hours may be completed on the Asbury Seminary Florida Dunnam and/or Kentucky campus.


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Asbury Seminary is a multicultural, multidenominational graduate school of theology. Our 1,571 students represent 29 countries, 48 states and 94 denominations. In 2009-10, 84.6% of Asbury’s students received financial support, of which $3.1 million was through scholarships. Meanwhile, our 8,000 Asbury Seminary alumni are serving in 66 countries, 50 states and more than 70 denominations. In the classroom, you’ll experience a student/faculty ratio of 25:1.

Kentucky campus 204 North Lexington Avenue, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390

• Block scheduling is blended with a more traditional course schedule as classes are offered Monday through Friday during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends. • Intensive classes are offered year-round in weekend and one- to four-week blocks. On-campus housing is available. • Most degrees can be completed on the Kentucky campus.

Florida Dunnam campus 8401 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, Florida 32825

• Classes are available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and often on Fridays and Saturdays. • Intensive classes are offered year-round in weekend and one- to four-week blocks. Area housing information is available. • The Florida Dunnam campus is accredited to offer the Master of Divinity degree, Master of Arts degrees in Christian Ministries, Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling and the Certificate in Christian Studies. While the only courses guaranteed to be delivered in Florida are those required for the approved programs (M.Div., MAXM, MAMF, MAMH, MAPC, Cert.), students may take courses toward any of the Seminary’s Master of Arts programs on the Florida Dunnam campus.

Online courses By taking Extended Learning (ExL) courses, students may earn a Christian Studies certificate or a portion of a master’s degree online. To complete the 30-32 credit hours required on campus, students can choose intensive courses or a minimum of one year of residency.

Asbury Cluster Education (ACE) extension Asbury Seminary offers extension courses in the central Ohio area. Partnering with the Vineyard Leadership Institute in Columbus, Asbury provides convenient classes in a cohort model. Students attend class Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon (two times per course) and are able to earn 30 credit hours over a two-year period. These course credits apply to the Master of Divinity degree and several Master of Arts degrees.


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Degrees All tracks in this degree can be completed in their entirety on this campus. Tracks vary by campus and/or limited course offerings are available.

Kentucky campus

Master of Divinity Master of Arts (Academic)

Florida Dunnam campus

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Specialization in Biblical Studies

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Specialization in Theological Studies

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Master of Arts (Professional) Christian Education

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Christian Leadership

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Christian Ministries

18

Ministries in Hispanic Congregations

18

Mission/Evangelism Ministries

18

Servant Leadership Ministries

18

Worship Ministries

18

Marriage and Family Counseling

19

Mental Health Counseling

20

Pastoral Counseling

21

World Mission and Evangelism

22

Intercultural Studies

23

Youth Ministry

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Doctor of Ministry

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In-Ministry

26

Christian Formation

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Missional Leadership

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Preaching and Worship

26

Transformational Innovation

27

Beeson Pastor Residential

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Beeson Pastor Non-residential

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Beeson International Leaders

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Master of Theology

Biblical Studies

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World Mission and Evangelism

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Doctor of Philosophy

Biblical Studies

36

Intercultural Studies

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Certificates

Christian Studies

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Christian Discipleship

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Leadership

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Master of Divinity “The M.Div. degree grounds students in the Word of God, the theological and historical traditions of the Church, and guides in the formation of competencies for the practical dimensions of ministry. Asbury Seminary’s classes are taught by world-renowned scholars who have also earned their stripes in the trenches.”

— Dr. Leslie A. Andrews, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost

Master of Divinity The Master of Divinity program is designed primarily as preparation for congregational and congregation-based ministries. An academic vocation studies option within the program also allows students to devote credit hours to their academic focus. Additionally, flexibility has been built into the degree for a wide variety of areas of concentration made possible by the large segment of core elective and general elective credit hours. By utilizing these elective credit hours, students who desire more intensive training in specialized forms of ministry, such as youth ministry, pastoral counseling or Christian education, may focus in these areas. Check with your denomination regarding ordination requirements. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.


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Course structure (96) credit hours c o r e fo r m at i o n a l c o u r s e s (6) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry c o r e c o u rs e s (37) fo r m at i o n fo r m i n i st ry (4) Mentored Ministry One and Two b i b l i c a l fo u n d at i o n (12) Elementary Hebrew One Elementary Greek One Old Testament Introduction New Testament Introduction t h e o lo g i c a l o r i e n tat i o n (17) Method and Praxis in Theology Basic Christian Doctrine Church History One and Two Philosophy of Christian Religion John Wesley’s Theology for Today c o n t e x t u a l i n t e g r at i o n (2) Christian Ethics t h e p r a c t i c e o f m i n i st ry (2) Foundations of Proclamation c o r e e l e c t i v e s (35) b i b l i c a l fo u n d at i o n (12) Inductive Biblical Studies One and Two Old Testament Exegesis New Testament Exegesis c o n t e x t u a l i n t e g r at i o n (5) Ethical Studies Understanding the World t h e p r a c t i c e o f m i n i st ry (18) Proclamation Leadership Servant Ministry Apostolic Ministry g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (18)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts “Our hands-on experience, plus our dedication to biblical and theological foundations, creates a dynamic, practical learning environment for students.” —Ellen Marmon, Associate Professor of Christian Discipleship

All tracks in this degree can be completed in their entirety on this campus. Tracks vary by campus and/or limited course offerings are available.

Master of Arts (Academic)

Kentucky campus

Florida Dunnam campus

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Specialization in Biblical Studies

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Specialization in Theological Studies

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Master of Arts (Professional) Christian Education

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Christian Leadership

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Christian Ministries

18

Ministries in Hispanic Congregations

18

Mission/Evangelism Ministries

18

Servant Leadership Ministries

18

Worship Ministries

18

Marriage and Family Counseling

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Mental Health Counseling

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Pastoral Counseling

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World Mission and Evangelism

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Intercultural Studies

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Master of Arts

Master of Arts (Academic)

Kentucky campus

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Master of Arts  Specialization in Biblical Studies

MA(BS)

Master of Arts MA(TS) Specialization in Theological Studies

The Master of Arts (with

The Master of Arts (with specializa-

specialization in Biblical Studies)

tion in Theological Studies) allows

provides preparation for people

options for concentrated study in

desiring to pursue postgraduate work

church history, doctrine, ethics, phi-

in biblical studies, and it serves as

losophy and/or systematic theology,

a terminal degree for ministries of

and it serves as a terminal degree for

teaching Scripture in congregations,

ministries of teaching theology in

parachurch organizations and

Christian institutes, congregations

Christian institutions.

and parachurch organizations.

Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (60) credit hours

Course structure (60) credit hours

m . a . c o r e (24) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Church History One and Two Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology Inductive Biblical Studies One New Testament Introduction Old Testament Introduction

m . a . c o r e (24) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Church History One and Two Method and Praxis in Theology Inductive Biblical Studies One New Testament Introduction Old Testament Introduction

b i b l i c a l st u d i e s c o r e (18) Elementary Greek One and Two Elementary Hebrew One and Two Inductive Biblical Studies Two Biblical Theology b i b l i c a l st u d i e s e l e c t i v e s (12) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (6)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 3.00/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

t h e o lo g i c a l st u d i e s c o r e (8) Basic Christian Doctrine Philosophy of Christian Religion John Wesley’s Theology for Today t h e o lo g i c a l st u d i e s e l e c t i v e s (19) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (9)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 3.00/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts

Kentucky campus

Florida Dunnam campus

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Christian Leadership

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Christian Ministries

18

Ministries in Hispanic Congregations

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Mission/Evangelism Ministries

18

Servant Leadership Ministries

18

Worship Ministries

18

Marriage and Family Counseling

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Mental Health Counseling

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Pastoral Counseling

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World Mission and Evangelism

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Intercultural Studies

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Youth Ministry

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Master of Arts in Christian Education

MACE

The Master of Arts in Christian Education program is designed to prepare students for a vocation of nurture, formation and life-span discipleship in parish, institutional or cross-cultural settings. Students are equipped to provide leadership for educational ministries that effectively seek to “present everyone mature in Christ.� Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (60) credit hours m . a . c o r e (18) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology christian education core (24) Foundations in Christian Discipleship The Ministry of Teaching or Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults Moral Development and the Formation of Moral Community Family Development: Discipleship and the Home Professional Foundations in Christian Education Christian Ethics Discipling for Evangelism and Social Justice, Principles of Interpersonal Evangelism or Cross-Cultural Discipling Mentored Ministry One, Two and Three c h r i st i a n e d u c at i o n e l e c t i v e s (9) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (9)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

MACL

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership program is to equip students to function effectively in a variety of leadership positions. The program serves present and future leaders who are called to local church settings, parachurch organizations, college student development or the marketplace. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (60) credit hours m . a . c o r e (18) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology Turning Points in Church History l e a d e rs h i p c o r e (23) Theology of Servant Leadership Foundations of Leadership Christian Leadership Development Equipping the Laity Leading Groups and Organizations Cross-Cultural Leadership Leading Change Mentored Ministry One and Two l e a d e rs h i p c o r e e l e c t i v e s (7) Urban Leadership Church Management and Administration Developing Young Leaders Women in Ministry Growing the Heart of the Christian Leader Applied Anthropology and Missiology Church Leadership for the Unchurched Advanced Seminar in Wesleyan Leadership Multiple Staff Ministry Discipleship Development through Trail Camping Research and Writing in Christian Leadership SHARE Mentoring Program g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (12)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

MAXM

The Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degree is a professional credential designed to prepare competent leaders in specialized ministries in their faith communities. This degree seeks to develop the general theological understanding required and nurture the practical abilities and skills needed for those ministries. This degree offers four program tracks. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information. Choose (24) credit hours from one of the following tracks

m i n i st r i e s i n h i s pa n i c c o n g r e g at i o n s

servant l e a d e r s h i p m i n i st r i e s

(24)

Designed for persons engaged in ministries directly related to Hispanic congregations. Available only on the Florida Dunnam campus.

Designed to satisfy the academic requirements for ordination as a permanent deacon in The United Methodist Church or other Christian denominations.

Core elective in Christian Discipleship Core elective in Christian Leadership Hispanic Theological and Social Ethics or Hispanic History, Theology and Ministry The Church, Ethnicity and Race Core Elective in Pastoral Care and Counseling Advanced course in Counseling Mentored Ministry Two (2) credit hours of additional course work are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor in keeping with the contextual area of ministry preparation.

Theology of John Wesley History of Methodism United Methodist Polity and Discipline United Methodist Theology Core elective in Evangelism Core elective in Worship Mentored Ministry Six (6) credit hours of additional course work are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor in keeping with the contextual area of ministry preparation.

m i s s i o n / e va n g e l i s m m i n i st r i e s

wo r s h i p m i n i st r i e s

(24)

(24)

Introduces students to critical foundations for the faithful and effective practice of mission and evangelism in the variegated cultures of contemporary society. Available only on the Florida Dunnam campus. Core electives in Evangelism The Church, Ethnicity and Race The Church Abroad Mentored Ministry Five (5) credit hours of additional course work are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor in keeping with the contextual area of ministry preparation.

Course structure (60) credit hours m . a . c o r e (18) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology Turning Points in Church History g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (18) m a x m c o r e (24)

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Prepares Christian ministers for responsible planning and leading of worship. Available only on the Kentucky campus. Core electives in Worship Worship or Christian Arts Mentored Ministry Eight (8) credit hours of additional course work are selected in consultation with the student’s advisor in keeping with the contextual area of ministry preparation.

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling

MAMF

This degree program offers instruction in the theory and practice of professional marriage and family counseling within a Christian worldview. The program prepares graduates to integrate biblical and theological understanding with historical and contemporary marriage and family counseling theory and practice. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information. The MAMF meets academic requirements for eligibility as a licensed marriage and family counselor for many states. Students are encouraged to check with the state in which they intend to seek licensure to determine if that state has further academic licensure requirements. Application materials and required inventories must be completed by Aug. 1 for the fall semester, Jan. 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for summer semester.

Course structure

(63) credit hours

m . a . c o r e (15) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology c o u n s e l i n g c o r e (27) Core course in Human Development Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling The Counseling Relationship: Process and Skills Counseling Practicum One Counseling Practicum Two Assessment Inventories in Counseling Psychopathology: Theory and Assessment Research Seminar: Theory and Design Advanced Issues in Cross-cultural Counseling m a r r i a g e a n d fa m i ly c o r e (15) Family Systems Theory Dynamics of Human Sexuality Family Development: Discipleship and the Home Young and Middle Adult Development and Discipleship Marriage and Family Counseling c o u n s e l i n g c o r e e l e c t i v e s (6)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 3.00/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) including counseling addition Completion of tests and inventories (note that tests and inventories cannot be scheduled until GPA has been verified) Personal interview For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

MAMH

This degree program offers instruction in the theory and practice of counseling within a biblical and theological context. The program is designed to prepare graduates to integrate biblical and theological understanding with historical and contemporary counseling theory and to meet academic and professional standards of relevant state and national accrediting agencies. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information. The MAMH meets academic licensure requirements in professional counseling for many states. Students are encouraged to check with the state in which they intend to seek licensure to determine if that state has further academic licensure requirements. Application materials and required inventories must be completed by Aug. 1 for the fall semester, Jan. 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for summer semester.

Course structure

(63) credit hours

m . a . c o r e (15) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology c o u n s e l i n g c o r e (27) Core course in Human Development Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling The Counseling Relationship: Process and Skills Counseling Practicum One Counseling Practicum Two Assessment Inventories in Counseling Psychopathology: Theory and Assessment Research Seminar: Theory and Design Advanced Issues in Cross-cultural Counseling m e n ta l h e a lt h c o r e (15) Counseling Theories and Techniques Community Counseling Crisis Counseling: Theory and Application Group Counseling Career Counseling c o u n s e l i n g c o r e e l e c t i v e s (6)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 3.00/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) including counseling addition Completion of tests and inventories (note that tests and inventories cannot be scheduled until GPA has been verified) Personal interview For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling

MAPC

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program is designed for graduates who plan to pursue careers in congregation-related vocations and desire to develop counseling skills that will enhance their ministry as pastors or lay-counselors in churches. This degree is also appropriate for those who want to work as chaplains in hospitals, the military and other settings. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information. Application materials and required inventories must be completed by Aug. 1 for the fall semester, Jan. 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for summer semester.

Course structure 60 (credit hours) m . a . c o r e (18) credit hours Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology c o u n s e l i n g c o r e (18) The Servant as Pastoral Care-Giver Pastoral Crisis Intervention Counseling Theories and Techniques Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling The Counseling Relationship: Process and Skills Marriage and Family Counseling c o u n s e l i n g c o r e e l e c t i v e s (12) Human Development Advanced Counseling Skills Counseling Practicum g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (12)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 3.00/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) including counseling addition Completion of tests and inventories (note that tests and inventories cannot be scheduled until GPA has been verified) Personal interview For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in World Mission and Evangelism

MAWE

The Master of Arts in World Mission and Evangelism program introduces students to biblical, historical, theological and contextual foundations for the faithful, informed and effective practice of mission across cultures and for evangelism within the student’s culture. Refer to online catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (60) credit hours m . a . c o r e (18) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology world mission and evangelism core (30) History of the Christian Mission Mission and Biblical Theology Church Growth Practices Anthropology for Mission Practice World Religions: an Introduction Mentored Ministry in World Mission and Evangelism Senior Reflection Community in World Mission and Evangelism world mission and evangelism electives (12) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (12)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

MAIS

Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

MAYM

The Master of Arts in Intercultural

The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry

Studies is a multidisciplinary program

program empowers people to minister

focused on learning about other

and work in the context of today’s

cultures and developing skills in

youth culture. The program focuses

negotiating across cultural boundaries,

on solid grounding in Scripture, as

within and outside the United States.

well as the practicalities and passion

Appropriate academic disciplines for

needed for youth ministry.

this degree include anthropology,

Refer to online catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

sociology, ethics and theology. Refer to online catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (60) credit hours m . a . c o r e (18) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Bible Study Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology i n t e rc u lt u r a l st u d i e s c o r e (17) Anthropology for Mission Practice Sociology of Religion World Religions: an Introduction Theology in Context Christian Ethics Mentored Ministry Senior Reflection Community i n t e rc u lt u r a l st u d i e s e l e c t i v e s (15) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (10)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Course structure (60) credit hours m . a . c o r e (18) Christian Formation: Kingdom, Church and World Christian Formation: Vocation of Ministry Introduction to Inductive Biblical Studies Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament Turning Points in Church History Basic Christian Doctrine or Method and Praxis in Theology yo u t h m i n i st ry c o r e (21) Foundations of Youth Ministry Communicating the Gospel to Youth Moral Development and the Formation of Moral Community Family Development: Discipleship and the Home The Life of the Youth Pastor Christian Ethics Mentored Youth Ministry One, Two and Three yo u t h m i n i st ry e l e c t i v e s (9) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (12)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee


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Doctor of Ministry The Doctor of Ministry program is an advanced professional theological degree for ministers and, as such, exists to serve the Church. It offers tracks for pastors seeking specialized, postgraduate training that builds upon the foundations laid in their Master of Divinity studies. The Doctor of Ministry program offers four program tracks and is housed within the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership. Refer to online catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

All tracks n this degree can be completed in their entirety on this campus.

Doctor of Ministry

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In-Ministry Christian Formation

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Doctor of Ministry In-Ministry

D.Min.

The In-Ministry track is designed for church leaders who desire to expand their knowledge and develop their leadership abilities. Students in the D.Min. program expand their capacity for ministry, gain greater alignment with their own giftedness and God’s call on their lives, and experience greater passion for God and the ministry. The program is normally completed in three to five years, with a maximum of five years allowed. All D.Min. seminars are offered as one-week intensives. There are four areas of concentration:

Christian Formation Kentucky campus only

Explore the nature of spirituality and its relevance to contemporary life and ministry. Understand the broad sweep of Christian spirituality from a theological and historical perspective and the role of Scripture in one’s personal spiritual formation. Explore the meaning and place, as well as some of the models and dynamics, of the ministry of spiritual direction. Understand personal and cultural obstacles to and conditions for facilitating spiritual direction. Explore issues of incarnational living and the development of disciplines to facilitate such living in the world. Explore biblical and theological resources for Christian formation ministries to and with families. Focus on contemporary and emerging issues, drawing upon the expertise of noted experts in the field of Christian Formation.

Missional Leadership Kentucky campus only

Integrate your understanding of ministry with the dynamics of community life, culture change, human development and interpersonal relationships; effectively utilize skills in leadership and care that are essential in pastoral ministry. Emphasis is given to the leader’s roles as catalyst, coach and counselor at the individual, group, organization and enterprise levels. Learn how to intentionally develop leadership in the local ministry context. Appraise how your own vocational calling can best assist the local church in fulfilling its mission. Master the ability to apply missiological knowledge to the practice of ministry, maintaining a trialogue between anthropology, theology and missiology. Learn to see your own culture more objectively, understand its people and communicate and lead more indigenously and effectively. Focus on contemporary and emerging issues, drawing upon the expertise of noted experts in the field of Missional Leadership.

Preaching and Worship Kentucky campus only

Broaden your knowledge of essential literature in the field of biblical preaching and worship, enrich your spiritual life as a preacher and worship leader and expand your awareness of contemporary culture. Update preparation and delivery skills including tools, integrity to the text and contemporary communication. Set preaching and worship in an overall ecclesiology and theology of ministry identifying your own theology and goals in worship and church ministry. In light of a Patristic vision of reality and the postmodern world, reflect on and discuss possible practices of preaching and worship today exploring a third way for preaching and worship beyond the confines of so-called contemporary and traditional worship. Focus on contemporary and emerging issues, drawing upon the expertise of noted experts in the field of Preaching and Worship.


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Transformational Innovation Florida Dunnam campus only

Focus on equipping twenty-first century missional leaders to serve the Church with greater competence in ministry. Retool and realign gifts, talents and passions with the heartbeat of God’s mission in and for the world. Transformational Innovation provides an interdisciplinary opportunity for leaders to connect with and contribute to God’s movement in the world today through cross-cultural ministry, transformational leadership, multicultural spiritual formation, healthy transformational relationships, and preaching and worship in multicultural contexts. This D.Min. uses a cohort-based, group learning model in which students travel together through the coursetaking phase of the program. Refer to online catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (30) credit hours c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (9) Theology of Ministry Biblical Interpretation for the Church and the World Ministry Research Design Ministry Research Methods a r e a c o n c e n t r at i o n (12) a d d i t i o n a l e l e c t i v e s (6) d i s s e rtat i o n (3) Ministry Research Presentation Dissertation Credit

Deadlines

Application deadline: three months prior to module start Admission deadline: two months prior to module start The Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership serves as a bridge between the Seminary and the global Church. It houses the Doctor of Ministry, Continuing Education and other outreach ministries designed to strengthen servants in Christ’s Kingdom. The Center’s mandate is to resource leaders for missional impact, effective communication of the gospel and ongoing deepening in spiritual formation.

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree with 3.00/4.00 GPA Master of Divinity degree or its educational equivalent from an accredited seminary (the educational equivalent is 75 hours of master’slevel work with 30 hours in Bible, Theology and Church History, including at least one completed master’s degree) with 3.00/4.00 GPA Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools attended Personal history essay Four references (leading lay official in your present church; immediate supervisor in ministerial appt., e.g. your district superintendent; and two colleagues) Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 419 Letter of congregational approval Three years of full-time ministry experience subsequent to the master’s degree For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS score A research paper is to be submitted if: you are an international student or your GPA in previous graduate work is less than 3.00 and/or your MAT score is less than 419 An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Additional admission requirements for Beeson Residential Pastors, Beeson Non-residential Pastors, and Beeson International Leaders. Submission of a video-taped sermon Personal interview


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Doctor of Ministry Beeson programs Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree with 3.00/4.00 GPA Master of Divinity degree or its educational equivalent from an accredited seminary (the educational equivalent is 75 hours of master’s-level work with 30 hours in Bible, Theology and Church History, including at least one completed master’s degree) with 3.00/4.00 GPA Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (leading lay official in your present church; immediate supervisor in ministerial appt., e.g. your district superintendent; and two colleagues) Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 419 Letter of congregational approval Three years of full-time ministry experience subsequent to the master’s degree For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS score A research paper is to be submitted if: you are an international student or your GPA in previous graduate work is less than 3.00 and/or your MAT score is less than 419

Additional admission requirements for Beeson Residential Pastors, Beeson Non-residential Pastors, and Beeson International Leaders Submission of a video-taped sermon Personal interview

Deadlines

Application deadline: three months prior to module start Admission deadline: two months prior to module start

Doctor of Ministry Beeson Pastor Residential Kentucky campus only One year residence: July 1- May 31

This three-year track, including one year of residence and a full scholarship, is for the person who has an obvious potential for leadership in the Church and community. Potential students must have demonstrated pulpit ability, a profound love for Christ, the Church and people, and the ability and commitment to write a Doctor of Ministry dissertation benefiting continuing generations of church leaders. Program focus is on effective biblical preaching, visionary leadership, personal spiritual formation, and skills and tools for cutting-edge, culturally relevant ministry. Students reside on the Kentucky campus. Applications are considered based on available funding.

Course structure

(30) credit hours

c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (10) Theology of Ministry Biblical Interpretation for the Church and the World Ministry Research Design Ministry Research Methods Ministry Research Presentation d . m i n . c o n c e n t r at i o n (18)* Spirituality of Leaders Advanced Church Leadership Advanced Church Leadership Seminar Anthropology for the Global Church Advanced Biblical Preaching Advanced Biblical Preaching Seminar d i s s e rtat i o n (2) Dissertation Credit *Subject to change

Application timeline July 1: Begin application process Aug. 15: Application deadline Oct. 1: File completion deadline Oct. and Nov.: Selected candidates interviewed Jan.: Acceptance letters issued July: Program begins


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Doctor of Ministry Beeson Pastor Non-residential

Doctor of Ministry Beeson International Leaders

Kentucky campus only Offered every other year

Students travel to the Kentucky campus for four years to participate in six-week residential intensive study in the areas of biblical preaching and leadership designed for the accelerated development of international leaders in the non-Western world.

This track is a four and a half-year Doctor of Ministry program with full scholarship. Students travel to the Kentucky campus once a year for four weeks of intensive study. This unique program is for pastors who show particular ability and promise in preaching, leadership and spiritual depth, but who cannot leave their area of ministry for extended study. It is designed to enhance skills and insight in the area of advanced church leadership and preaching. Applications are considered based on available funding.

Course structure

(30) credit hours

c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (10) Theology of Ministry Biblical Interpretation for the Church and the World Ministry Research Design Ministry Research Methods Ministry Research Presentation d . m i n . c o n c e n t r at i o n (18) Spirituality of Leaders Advanced Church Leadership Advanced Church Leadership Seminar Anthropology for the Global Church Advanced Biblical Preaching Advanced Biblical Preaching Seminar d i s s e rtat i o n (2) Dissertation Credit

Application timeline July 1: Begin application process Aug. 15: Application deadline Oct. 1: File completion deadline Oct. and Nov.: Selected candidates interviewed Jan.: Acceptance letters issued Aug.: Program begins

Kentucky campus only

Because of our commitment to the belief that “the world is our parish,” Asbury Seminary has created this doctoral track exclusively for international leaders who cannot leave their ministries for extended study, but who still want to advance in leadership and preaching in order to multiply the Church in their home country. The program focuses on critical needs for today’s pastors and churches: effective biblical preaching, visionary leadership, personal spiritual formation, and skills and tools for cutting-edge ministry. The International Leaders track is a full-scholarship program. Applications are considered based on available funding.

Residency schedule

Year one: Approx. six weeks during Sept. and Oct. Year two: Approx. six weeks during Jan. and Feb. Year three: Approx. six weeks during Feb. and March Year four: Approx. six weeks during April and May to complete the dissertation project and graduate

Course structure (30) credit hours c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (10) Theology of Ministry Biblical Interpretation for the Church and the World Ministry Research Design Ministry Research Methods Ministry Research Presentation d . m i n . c o n c e n t r at i o n (18) Spirituality of Leaders Advanced Church Leadership Peak Performance Leadership Anthropology for the Global Church Biblical Preaching in the Global Context International Preaching Seminar d i s s e rtat i o n (2) Dissertation Credit

Application timeline

July 1: Begin application process Aug. 15: Application deadline Oct. 1: File completion deadline Oct. and Nov.: Selected candidates interviewed Jan.: Acceptance letters issued Sept.: Program begins


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Master of Theology “The Th.M. Studies program trains future scholars and teachers in Old and New Testament research, and does so from a distinctively Christian perspective.” —Dr. Bill Arnold, Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

All tracks in this degree can be completed in their entirety on the Kentucky campus.

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Master of Theology (Biblical Studies)

Th.M.

The Master of Theology (Biblical Studies) program is designed for the enhanced understanding of and commitment to personal and social holiness through practices of moral, personal and spiritual formation, in a context of accountability to a community of faith and dependence on the Spirit of Christ; and substantive understanding of the field of biblical studies appropriate for advanced academic study of Scripture in the service of the Church, with a focus on scholarship for research and publication. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information. In addition to the following classes, students are required to complete competency exams in German by first semester end.

Course structure (30) credit hours Kentucky campus only. Part-time option.

c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (9) Research Methods in Old Testament Interpretation Research Methods in New Testament Interpretation Seminar in the History of Biblical Interpretation Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Colloquium c o r e e l e c t i v e s (21)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree with 3.50/4.00 GPA Accredited master of divinity degree or its educational equivalent (75 hours of master’s level work with 30 hours in Bible, Theology and Church History, including at least one completed master’s degree) with 3.50/4.00 GPA Appropriate set of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (minimum verbal score of 600). The GRE is highly recommended, but it is not necessarily required. Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools attended Personal history essay Four references (professors or other scholars) Scholarly essay, representing an example of the applicant’s ability to do independent research and reflecting a research interest appropriate to the degree program, approx. 25 pages, completed in the past three years Intermediate-level competency in biblical Hebrew or koine Greek, and at least an introductory-level competency in another biblical language Facility at an introductory level with German or another research language cognate to area of study For applicants whose native language is other than English, 90 Internet (577 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS score An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Deadline

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Master of Theology (World Mission and Evangelism)

Th.M.

The Master of Theology (World Mission and Evangelism) program is designed to introduce students to theological, contextual, spiritual and strategic literatures of missiology, and to prepare students for informed and effective practice of mission across cultures and within the student’s own culture. The program prepares leaders for the Church and teachers for the academy, whose service warrants missiological knowledge. Refer to online catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (30) credit hours Kentucky campus only. Part-time option.

c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (18) Biblical Theology of Mission History of Christian Mission and Evangelism Anthropology for Christian Mission Principles of Church Growth Folk and Popular Religions Scholarly Article or Thesis Seminar in Missiology Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Colloquium c o r e e l e c t i v e s (12)

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree with 3.00/4.00 GPA Accredited master of divinity degree or an academic or professional (two-year minimum or 60 credit hours) master’s degree in an appropriate theological or missiological discipline, including a minimum of 30 credit hours in biblical and theological studies, with 3.00/4.00 GPA Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools attended Personal history essay Four references (professor or other scholar) Scholarly essay, representing an example of the applicant’s ability to do independent research and reflecting a research interest appropriate to the degree program, approx. 25 pages, completed in the past three years For applicants whose native language is other than English, 90 Internet (577 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS score An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Deadline

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Doctor of Philosophy The Doctor of Philosophy degrees, building upon the foundations of appropriate master’s degrees, are designed to advance the student’s knowledge in the theological, contextual, spiritual and strategic literatures; to make a contribution to the body of knowledge in regard to some issue, problem or opportunity within a specialized field; and to prepare students for leadership in the academy or the field.

All tracks in this degree can be completed in their entirety on the Kentucky campus.

Doctor of Philosophy

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Doctor of Philosophy (Biblical Studies)

Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Biblical Studies) program is designed to prepare effective professors of biblical studies for seminaries and colleges, in and beyond the United States, who can interpret the current knowledge to students and to advance the body of knowledge that can inform the mission of the Church. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information. In addition to the following classes, students are required to complete competency exams in German by first semester end and French by first summer end.

Course structure (48) credit hours Kentucky campus only. Full-time residential.

c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (12) Research Methods in Old Testament Interpretation Research Methods in New Testament Interpretation Seminar in the History of Biblical Interpretation Instructional Theory and Development c o r e e l e c t i v e s (18) g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (18) a d d i t i o n a l r e q u i r e m e n t s (0) Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Colloquium Seminar in Biblical Studies d i s s e rtat i o n

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree with 3.50/4.00 GPA Accredited master of divinity degree or its educational equivalent (75 hours of master’s level work with 30 hours in Bible, Theology and Church History, including at least one completed master’s degree), evidencing a breadth of background in theological study appropriate for beginning Ph.D. study, with 3.50/4.00 GPA Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools attended Personal history essay Four references (professors or other scholars) GRE scores of 600 verbal and 5 analytical. The GRE is highly recommended, but not necessarily required. Intermediate-level competency in biblical Hebrew or koine Greek, and at least an introductory-level competency in another biblical language Facility at an introductory level with German and French (or second language cognate to student’s area of study) Scholarly essay, representing an example of the applicant’s ability to do independent research and reflecting a research interest appropriate to the degree program, approx. 25 pages, completed in the past three years Purpose statement noting reason for Ph.D. pursuit, vocational understanding and research specialization For applicants whose native language is other than English, 100 Internet (600 paper) TOEFL score or 7.5 IELTS score An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Deadline

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Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies)

Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) is designed to advance the student’s knowledge in the theological, contextual, spiritual and strategic literatures related to missiology, facilitate advanced specializations within the field, and to contribute to the body of knowledge within missiology, thus preparing students for leadership in the academy or field. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Course structure (48) credit hours Kentucky campus only. Full-time residential.

c o r e r e q u i r e m e n t s (12) Biblical Theology of Mission History of Christian Mission and Evangelism Anthropology for Christian Mission Research Methods in Missiology Seminar in Missiology p h . d . c o n c e n t r at i o n (18) Contextualization Studies concentration Development Studies concentration Evangelization Studies concentration Historical-Theological Studies concentration g e n e r a l e l e c t i v e s (18) a d d i t i o n a l r e q u i r e m e n t s (0) Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Colloquium d i s s e rtat i o n

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree with 3.50/4.00 GPA Accredited master of divinity degree or an academic or professional (two-year minimum or 60 credit hours) master’s degree in an appropriate theological or missiological discipline, with a minimum of 30 credit hours in biblical and theological studies with 3.50/4.00 GPA Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools attended Personal history essay Four references (professors or other scholars) GRE scores of 600 verbal and 5 analytical. The GRE is highly recommended, but not necessarily required. For applicants whose native language is other than English, 100 Internet (600 paper) TOEFL score or 7.5 IELTS score Knowledge of the field language in which applicant will serve and/or do research Demonstrated capability for languages (biblical research or field languages) other than English Purpose statement noting reason for Ph.D. pursuit, vocational understanding and research specialization Scholarly essay, representing an example of the applicant’s ability to do independent research and reflecting a research interest appropriate to the degree program, approx. 25 pages, completed in the past three years Three years of ministry experience, normally in a culture or subculture different from the applicant’s home culture An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Deadline

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Certificates

Cert.

The certificate is intended to enable individuals to experience one year of seminary education; to provide academic credit for persons committed to significant continuing education in biblical and theological studies; and to make accessible means for studying at the seminary level in a structured, non-degree program. Check with your denomination regarding ordination requirements. Refer to the online academic catalog for in-depth requirements and additional program information.

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee All tracks in this degree can be completed in their entirety on this campus. Tracks vary by campus and/or limited course offerings are available. Contact an admissions team member for details.

Christian Studies (32 credit hours)

Kentucky campus

Florida Dunnam campus

Christian Discipleship (24 credit hours)

Adult Discipleship

Christian Education

Family Discipleship

Ministry with Children and Families

Older Adult Ministry

Youth Ministry

Leadership (24 credit hours)

Leadership: Development

Leadership: Management/Administration

Leadership: Parish

Leadership: Urban

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Unclassified students Unclassified students are those who meet entrance requirements and take courses for credit but do not work toward degrees. Students may pursue up to 12 credit hours in this classification, after which they must consult with the Registrar to justify continuation.

Admission requirements

Application $50 non-refundable application fee Accredited baccalaureate degree 2.75/4.00 GPA (minimum second class) Official transcripts of all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted Personal history essay Four references (one pastoral reference required) For applicants whose native language is other than English, 79 Internet (550 paper) TOEFL score or 7.0 IELTS An interview may be required upon request by the Admissions Committee

Auditors Auditors are those who study without credit. Neither online nor intensive courses are offered for audit. Registration is dependent upon space available in the class and instructor permission.

Admission requirements

Submit the application for admission and secure four references. (Personal history is not required.) Request completed transcript from undergraduate institution verifying the completion of undergraduate degree. $50 non-refundable application fee

Visiting students (graduate, doctoral) Asbury Theological Seminary welcomes visiting students from accredited seminaries and graduate schools.

Admission requirements

Complete the application form and enclose the $50 non-refundable application fee. (Personal history, references and official transcripts are not required.) The prospective student’s academic dean must verify in writing that the applicant is a student in good standing and that credit for courses taken at Asbury Seminary will be accepted. Visiting students may enroll for one term at Asbury Seminary for a maximum of 14 credit hours in the fall or spring semester, 12 credit hours in the summer semester. A visiting student may not become a degree student without completing the full admission procedure.


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Financial aid Did you know? Of the 84.6% of our students who received some kind of financial support in 2009-10, $3.1 million of that aid was received through scholarships. Financing seminary education is an investment in your future and Kingdomministry. The Financial Aid Office can guide you to sources for financial support and assist you as you identify financial resources. Extended payment plans are also offered through our Business Office. Use the services available to you! They can truly help make quality education affordable.

2010-11 educational expenses Costs subject to change M.A. and M.Div. degrees Kentucky or Florida Dunnam campus

Sample semester 9 credit hours

Sample academic year 21 credit hours

(One spring or fall semester) (9 hrs. fall, 3 hrs. January term, 9 hrs. spring)

Tuition ($505 per credit hour)

$4,545

Institutional fees ($75 per academic year)

$75

$75

$351

$819

$4,971

$11,499

Estimated books and supplies ($39 per credit hour) Total estimated cost

$10,605

Doctoral degrees Tuition cost per credit hour

Ph.D. 24 credit hours

Th.M. 24 credit hours

D.Min. 24 credit hours

$625

$545

$545

$15,000

$13,080

$13,080

Annual tuition Estimated books and supplies ($39 per credit hour) Total estimated cost Continuation fee One-time mentoring fee

$936

$936

$936

$15,936

$14,016

$14,016

$500

$292

$500

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$500

Refer to asburyseminary.edu for in-depth scholarship and financial aid information. Living expenses are an important factor in educational costs. If considering more than one seminary, include cost of living when comparing your financial aid packages. Housing: On-campus housing is available on the Kentucky campus. Area housing information is available for the Florida Dunnam campus.


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