2012-2013 Academic Catalog
Visiting students from other seminaries Asbury welcomes visiting students from accredited seminaries and graduate schools. A visiting student may not become a degree student unless he/she completes the full admissions procedures. Admissions procedures for visiting students are as follows: 1. Submit the application form and enclose the nonrefundable $50 (U.S.) application processing fee. (The personal history section, references and official transcripts are not required.) 2. Secure written verification from applicant’s academic dean of good academic standing and an acceptance of credit for courses taken at Asbury Seminary. 3. 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, or four credit hours in the January term. 4. Exceptions are London School of Theology/University of Middlesex, Nazarene Theological College/ University of Manchester and University of Kentucky - Communication, Education and Sociology. See the affiliated and cooperative program section of this catalog for details on these visiting Ph.D. programs.
Unclassified doctoral student Unclassified D.Min. student •
Non-degree, post-Master of Divinity students who are not interested in pursuing a D.Min. degree may take D.Min. courses if they satisfy D.Min. admission requirements and apply for unclassified doctoral-level student status. The normal procedure concerning tuition applies to these students, and they are expected to complete the required course work.
Courses are usually limited to D.Min. students. However, under very controlled situations, Ph.D. students and qualified seniors in Asbury Seminary’s master’s level programs may be allowed to enroll in a D.Min. course by permission of the D.Min. Director.
A person who has taken D.Min. courses as an unclassified doctoral-level student may petition to move into full D.Min. student status.
Unclassified research student •
Students who hold a masters level degree may take advanced research courses as an unclassified research student. The process involves application that must be submitted annually. The normal procedure concerning tuition applies to these students, and they are expected to complete the required course work. Students may pursue up to 12 credit hours in this classification after which they must consult with the Registrar to justify continuation. Enrollment in doctoral seminars will require consent of the professor, admissions office, and the Dean of Advanced Research Programs.
Advanced research courses are usually limited to Th.M. and Ph.D. students. However, under very controlled situations, D.Min. students and qualified seniors in Asbury’s master’s level programs may be allowed to enroll in an advanced research course.
A person who has taken advanced research courses as an unclassified research student may petition to apply these courses to a Th.M. or Ph.D. degree, once he or she has gained admission to the program.
Visiting research scholar Asbury Seminary welcomes Visiting Research Scholars (VRS) during a period of six to 12 months to utilize resources for research, interrelate with faculty and experience the Asbury community. Visiting Research Scholars benefit Asbury Seminary by enriching the academic community and expanding professional relationships. VRS must hold a terminal doctoral degree. Full access to the seminary’s information services, email system, and the auditing of classes is made available to VRS. Apply through the Office of the Provost.
The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013