A High-Quality Graduate Program
The Dickerson-Green Theological Seminary’s mission is to provide a high-quality graduate theological education. The program will equip graduates to engage in Christian congregational life and other settings in which the expectation is to think theologically and minister to the spiritual, social, and physical development of all people within a Christian spiritual context. The aim of the program is to ecumenically prepare those who qualify and desire to extend the transformational love of Jesus Christ via the empowerment of education and Christian spiritual formation.
The program is comprised of 75 credit hours subsuming church history, theology and ethics, biblical interpretation, and normative areas of theory and practice for the ministry. With a flexible delivery-completion schedule, the program is designed to attend the entering credentials and aims of students while preparing and empowering clergy, and other religious workers to lead their churches, minister to those they are called to serve, and to manifest Christian thought and practices in the communities that they are a part of in concert with their faith journey and the tenants of their denominations.
Candidates must complete the program within seven years with a minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the following areas:
Candidates may enroll in the Chaplaincy track of the M.DIV. program. Course requirements include general M.Div. required core courses including 21 credits taken in Pastoral Theology and Chaplaincy related courses.
The mode of instruction will be a blend of face-to-face and online instruction to meet the learning objectives and goals of the program. This hybrid system will integrate face-to-face and online activities such that they reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another, instead of treating the online component as an add-on or duplicate of what is taught in the classroom it will serve to deliver a holistic educational experience that will accommodate members of the clergy that may have full-time pastoral duties.