The Doctor of Philosophy degree of the Jack D. Terry School of Church and Family Ministries began in 1924 and is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Students may minor in women’s ministry as a part of the Ph.D. degree. This degree is designed specifically for the preparation of highly specialized and competent professionals for various aspects of leadership in Christian Education. The program is designed to discover and nurture sound scholarship, meaningful research, and the interdependence of theory and practice. The Ph.D. degree is conferred on the basis of high scholarship and research skill demonstrated by the student’s resident work, examinations, dissertation and vocational experience.
The Ph.D. degree is supervised by the Ph.D. Committee in the School of Church and Family Ministries on which the Dean of Women serves. All decisions related to the entrance, discipline and continuance of a student are made by the committee. This committee and the faculty of the School of Church and Family Ministries reserve the right to decline any applicant or to dismiss any resident or candidate for the degree who cannot qualify on the stated prerequisites or for any reason the committee deems valid.
WOMIN 7614 Ministry to Women
Students will research program design for the ministry to women in a local church and create a course appropriate for teaching the introductory women's ministry course in higher education. The created course will include a biblical foundation, leadership principles and women's ministry in praxis.
WOMIN 7624 Women, Development and Contemporary Issues
This seminar will provide a focused study on the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental development of women through the adult life cycle. Research and study of the current issues impacting women and women's ministry will be included with a view of offering a biblical response.
WOMIN 7644 Theology of Women's Ministry
This seminar will examine the relationship of biblical womanhood to and the impact of feminism on women's ministry in the local church.
WOMIN 7734 Research in Women's Ministry
This seminar will focus on research in the field of woman-to-woman ministry.
WOMIN 7744 Readings in Women's Ministry
This seminar will focus on readings in the field of woman-to-woman ministry.