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The number of credit hours received by transfer, combined with the number of credit hours taken in Asbury Theological Seminary’s online (ExL) courses, may not exceed 64 credit hours for the M.Div. program, 32 credit hours for the M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling or M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, and 30 credit hours for other M.A. programs. Courses transferred into a degree program count as non-residential credit hours; they may not count toward the degree residency requirement.

Although work completed at the undergraduate level may be considered for advanced standing, no undergraduate coursework may be received for transfer at Asbury Theological Seminary. Advanced standing allows the student to opt out of certain introductory-level courses in the seminary curriculum without credit, in order to take more advanced coursework in the same field. Advanced standing is possible when the student’s undergraduate degree program, completed within the past three years, includes content that substantially overlaps with an introductory requirement at Asbury Theological Seminary, as determined by review of the undergraduate course syllabi in question. When advanced standing is granted, the student will be notified regarding how to meet the waived requirement.

Procedure for transfer: •

All transfer-related materials, including official transcripts and course syllabi, must be lodged in the Office of the Registrar, together with a formal request that coursework be considered for transfer.

Within the parameters set by the faculty, the Registrar makes decisions on all transfer requests for M.A. and M.Div. degrees.

Exceptions to faculty policy must be reviewed and approved by the Provost.

For D.Min.,Th.M. and Ph.D. programs •

No transfer hours of graduate level credits are allowed for persons enrolled in the Th.M. program.

Those holding a Th.M., S.T.M. or D.Min. in a related field may transfer up to nine credit hours toward the Ph.D., provided that coursework was completed within seven years of enrollment at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Those holding a Th.M., S.T.M. or D.Min. in the same field of their Asbury Seminary program may transfer up to 15 credit hours toward the Ph.D., provided that coursework was completed within seven years of enrollment at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Those holding the D.Miss. or an Ed.D. in the same field of their Asbury Seminary program may transfer up to 24 credit hours toward the Ph.D., provided that coursework was completed within seven years of enrollment at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Those entering the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies degree program while holding the D.Miss. from Asbury Theological Seminary may apply up to 45 credit hours of work taken toward the D.Miss., provided the D.Miss. degree is first relinquished and provided that coursework was completed within seven years of enrollment at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Up to three credit hours of coursework completed at the doctoral level can be transferred into the D.Min. program, provided that coursework was completed within five years of enrollment at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Procedure for transfer: •

All transfer-related materials, including official transcripts, course syllabi, and GRE score must be lodged in the Office of the Registrar, together with a formal request that coursework be considered for transfer.

The Dean of Advanced Research Programs makes decisions on transfer requests for the Th.M. and Ph.D. degrees, and communicates those decisions to the Office of the Registrar.

The Director of the Doctor of Ministry program makes decisions on transfer requests for the D.Min. degree, and communicates those decisions to the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Catalog  

The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013

Academic Catalog  

The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013

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