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 any 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, continuation of electives, 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, completion of electives, writing and defence of comprehensive paper, first draft of thesis proposal and, continuation of Collaborative Learning Group (CLG).

Phase III: Thesis Requirements

Years 4 and 5 (if required)

  • Collaboration with DMin Thesis Proposal Committee
  • Defense of DMin Thesis Proposal
  • Research Ethics Board (REB) protocol approval
  • Action-in-Ministry research project, thesis writing, and submission
  • Oral defence of DMin Thesis