DMin Study Sequence

Phase I: Orientation

Year 1 - One-Week Orientation at the end of April

  • Group process, introduction to the learning philosophy of the program, meeting the DMin Director, DMin and GCTS Staff, College Faculty Advisors, College Registrars, DMin Alumni, library workshop, introduction to online learning tools and more.

Phase II: Coursework

Year 1 - Two-Week Residential in June

  • TSM5020H - Contextual Theology 
  • Throughout the year: Completion of core course and assigned coursework, development of Individual Learning Plan (ILP), start of elective coursework, continuation of Collaborative Learning Group (CLG), and meeting with Ministry Base Group (MBG). 

Year 2

  • TSM5021H - Theology of Ministry
  • Throughout the year: Completion of core course and assigned coursework, completion of elective coursework, continuation of Collaborative Learning Group (CLG), and meeting wtih Ministry Base Group (MBG).

Year 3

  • TSM5022H - Qualitative Research Methods
  • TSM5023H - DMin Comprehensive Paper
  • Throughout the year: Completion of core course and assigned coursework, writing and defence of comprehensive paper, defence of thesis proposal, and Research Ethics Board (REB) protocol approval. 

Phase III: Thesis Requirements

Year 4 (and, if required, Year 5)

  • Continued consultation with DMin Thesis Supervisor 
  • Action-in-Ministry research project, thesis writing, and submission
  • Oral defence of DMin Thesis