DMin International Students
DMin students will not be able to obtain full-time student visas through this program since the Doctor of Ministry does not require full-time residency and is intended to be a part-time program concurrent with a student’s ongoing ministry.
DMin Non-Native English Speakers
The policies pertaining to all non-native English speakers are the same for all degree programs.
Students can view details about the DMin program in the DMin module preview on WTS courses. The DMin module preview contains course offering information, course syllabi, and a weekly schedule layout.
Registration opens late March/early April. Students are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure that all pre-module assignments are completed by the first day of the module.
Students must register for DMin modules no later than three weeks prior to the start of the first DMin module. After the registration deadline, late registrations must be approved by the DMin program director. If approved, a late fee will apply.
Registration is contingent upon receipt of a transcript showing completion of any prerequisite degree. Registration deadlines are stated in the academic calendar. No student in the DMin program is permitted to register after the first day of the module.
DMin Drops, Withdrawals and Related Issues
All requests to drop or withdraw from a module, withdraw from the program, or any other request that may affect a student’s academic record or enrollment status must be communicated in writing to the registrar’s office for consideration of approval.
If the registrar’s office does not receive written communication, that request will not be recognized by the administration. Written communication may be in the form of email, fax, or letter.
DMin Incomplete Requests (Assignment Extensions)
If extenuating (unusual and unavoidable) circumstances prohibit students from submitting post-modular assignments by the deadline, a grade of incomplete may be requested.
Incomplete Request Petition
In order to request a grade of incomplete, the student must submit to the registrar’s office a written petition by the deadline indicated below. The petition must include the extenuating circumstances that the student believes warrant an incomplete and written approval from both the professor and director of the DMin program. (Approvals emailed by the professor and DMin director to the registrar’s office are acceptable.)
Upon receipt of the petition, the registrar’s office will seek the appropriate faculty committee approval. If the incomplete request is granted, the student will be assigned an interim grade of “I” and a new deadline (up to 4 weeks maximum from the original deadline) to submit all post-modular assignment work. At the professor’s discretion, the grade will or will not be reduced. The final grade assigned by the professor will replace the “I” grade on the student’s transcript.
If the assignment is not submitted by the new deadline, the student will receive a failing grade for that module. If the request for an incomplete is not granted, the registrar’s office will automatically assign a grade of “W” (withdrawn) for the module.
The deadline to submit an incomplete petition is December 15 for the PR 1 module only and November 15 for all other August modules. If offered, the deadline for a January module is April 15. If a petition is submitted after the deadline, a failing grade for that module will be assigned.
DMin Financial Information
Tuition/fee payment for the DMin program is based on a yearly fee structure. The yearly fee remains the same regardless of the number of modules or credit hours taken in a given academic year and does not include any prerequisite courses that are taken at Westminster while enrolled in the DMin program. For information regarding how to submit payment, please contact the finance office.