Degree Information

Information on the MDiv, MAR, MAC, ThM, DMin, PhD

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Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)

What is the purpose and goal of the MAR program?

Our Master of Arts in Religion program is designed for students not seeking ordination and can be customized according to their needs.
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Recommended course schedule for the MAR program

Use these helpful and easy-to-navigate charts to plan your MAR coursework.
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Where can I find the MAR General Studies degree completion worksheet?

Ensure that you are completing all of the requirements for your MAR General Studies program with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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Where can I find the MAR Theological Studies degree completion worksheet?

Use the MAR Theological Studies degree completion worksheet (DCW) to plan your degree from beginning to end.
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Where can I find the MAR Biblical Studies degree completion worksheet?

Plan your MAR Biblical Studies program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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Can I earn an MDiv if I already have an MAR?

You can complete an MDiv degree program using the coursework you've done as an MAR degree student.
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Can I take PhD/ThM courses as a Master's level student?

MAR and MDiv students can take advanced level courses as elective credits if they meet certain requirements.
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MAR Summative Evaluation

All MAR students are required to take the Summative Evaluation in the last semester of their coursework. Find out more in this article.
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Advanced Degrees (ThM & PhD)

What is the purpose and goal of the ThM program?

The purpose and goal of the ThM program is simple, but will impact your life in many profound ways.
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Where can I find the ThM degree completion worksheet?

Plan your ThM program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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What is the Modular ThM program?

Learn about the Modular ThM program, including its purpose and policies.
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What are the requirements for the Master of Theology (ThM) degree program? 

Learn about our Master of Theology (ThM) degree program, including requirements, learning goals and language study.
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ThM Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Meet with your advisor to plan for your ThM comprehensive exam. Here are the basics of what you can expect and how to schedule the exam.
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ThM Program Timelimit

There are time limitations and restrictions related to the ThM program; find out more here.
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What are the ThM capstone requirements at Westminster?

Learn about the thesis and two-course capstone with major research papers.
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Thesis Submission Steps

Process and timeline for turning in your ThM thesis.
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Format Review: The Basics

Format guidelines, helps, and what you can expect from your format reviewers.
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Research Language Exam Format

Information regarding the time limit, exam format, and helps allowed for the German, French, Latin, Dutch language exams.
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As a PhD student, do I have to take an external course?

PhD students in the Historical & Theological Studies are required to take two external courses to fulfill their degree requirements.
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PhD Comprehensive Examinations for New and Old Testament

Scheduling and preparation for written comprehensive examinations (comps) in your primary focus and area seminars as well as the oral exam.
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PhD Comprehensive Examinations for Apologetics, Systematic Theology, and Church History

Scheduling and preparation for major and minor written examinations and the oral exam.
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Dissertation Submission Steps

Process and timeline for turning in your PhD dissertation.
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PhD Dissertation Rubric

This is the rubric your professors use to evaluate your dissertation.
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Oral Defense (PhD)

How to schedule, who will be there, and how to prepare.
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Where can I find the PhD Hermeneutics & Biblical Interpretation degree completion worksheet?

Plan your program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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Where can I find the PhD Historical & Theological Studies degree completion worksheet?

Plan your educational path from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Where can I find details about the DMin Program and Applied Research Project

Reference the DMin Manual and Applied Research Project Guide for details about the program, project, and project submission process.
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Who is my DMin advisor?

Your advisor is a mentor who will support you in developing your culminating applied research project. Find your DMin advisor in Populi.
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What concentrations are available for the DMin program?

The DMin program, like many others, has specific related concentrations, purposes, and goals.
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Miscellaneous DMin Program Details

There are many minor details and side notes related to the DMin program, but here are just a few of the most common notes.
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Registering for the Research Language Exam(s)

To take a German, French, Latin, or Dutch exam, start by emailing academicaffairs@wts.edu.
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What are the requirements of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program?

Our DMin program is established on a rich foundation of learning and discovery, and allows for specific concentration.
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What is the purpose and goal of the Doctorate of Ministry program?

The Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) program, is a wonderful opportunity to succeed in the ministry mission to which God called you!
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What are the time expectations for the DMin degree program at Westminster?

Learn about the time expectations related to our DMin degree program.
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DMin Preaching degree completion worksheet

Plan your DMin Preaching program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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Where can I find the DMin Pastoral Ministry degree completion worksheet?

Use our degree program worksheets to plan your DMin Pastoral program.
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Where can I find the DMin General degree completion worksheet?

Plan your DMin General program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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Where can I find the DMin Counseling degree completion worksheet?

From beginning to end, plan your DMin Counseling educational path with our degree completion worksheets.
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Program Extension Request (DMin)

If you are approaching your 6th year in the DMin, and you are unable to finish in that year, you will need to petition for an extension.
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