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D.Min. Admission: M.Div. Equivalency

M.Div. Equivalency

An M.Div. from an accredited institution or M.Div. Equivalency is required for entry into the Doctor of Ministry program. M.Div. Equivalency is the completion of 72 credits of graduate study in categories parallel to the M.Div. curriculum at AGTS. M.Div. Equivalency is not a degree program.

Equivalency Evaluation: before taking any course for M.Div. Equivalency, be sure to contact the D.Min. Office for an Equivalency evaluation. This free process requires sending us your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (address them to D.Min. Office, AGTS, 1435 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 or fax to 417-268-1047). We can tell you very quickly both how many credits you will need to take at accredited graduate schools and in what subject areas these credits should be earned. Contact the D.Min. Office to begin the evaluation process. No credit for life experience will be granted.

With an evaluation in hand, AGTS offers several ways to earn M.Div. Equivalency through high-quality professional development:

FasTrak: A specially designed course delivery system for pre-doctoral students, FasTrak offers M.A. holders the opportunity to earn Equivalency at an accelerated pace. For example, with a 36-hour M.A. in hand, one could earn M.Div. Equivalency in two years or less using the FasTrak model. Courses are taken in a six-credit format achieved by additional reading and writing assignments. FasTrak is a flexible experience. A participant can select classes in an area of interest from a large menu of subjects taught at locations around the country and online.

Continuing Education: The AGTS Continuing Education Office provides a wealth of learning opportunities both in the form of degree programs such as the Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, and as free-standing courses which can accumulate into M.Div. Equivalency. Courses are taught at a variety of campuses, including Springfield, Missouri, and around the country, as well as online and by DVD.

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Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 9:12 AM


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