Advanced Certificate Program in Wesleyan Pastoral Theology
The Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) Program in Wesleyan Pastoral Theology is a post-master’s degree course of study for those interested in concentrated doctoral-level coursework in applied theology from a Wesleyan perspective. The Certificate may be earned as a stand-alone credential or serve as an entrée into the Doctor of Ministry program.
Admission requirements to the AGC program are identical to those of the DMin program: an M. Div. Degree or its equivalent plus three years of ministry experience. The application form is also the same. The DMin Committee will review and make decisions on all AGC applications.
Once admitted, a student will earn the AGC following completion of the three DMin residential seminars for a total of 18 credit hours with an average GPA of no less than 2.5.
A student in the AGC program who wishes to advance to the DMin program must make application, in the form of a letter, to the DMin Committee, following successful completion of the second seminar and prior to beginning the third seminar. An AGC student accepted into the DMin program will receive full credit for seminars already completed, provided the student has maintained an average GPA of no less than 3.0.
A DMin student who decides not to do a PRP or who is prohibited from doing so by decision of the DMin Committee and who, therefore, will not complete the DMin degree, may earn the AGC upon completion of the three Residential Seminars for a total of 18 credit hours with an average GPA of no less than 2.5.