Doctor of Religious Education

Program Overview

The purpose of this degree is to prepare students for top-level leadership in religious education for seminaries, publishing agencies, social service agencies, and denominational organizations. The studies in Doctor of Religious Education are designed for qualifi ed students who are engaged in teaching related ministries. Leaders in the fi eld of education take roles in a superintendent, principal, curriculum director, instructional supervisor, or university administrator

Total minimum required graduation units 68 units

  • Coursework: 60 units
  • Dissertation: 8 units

Standard of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 quarter units or 600 hours of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. Complete a dissertation (8 quarter units).
  3. Successfully complete the degree requirements within the allowed program length

Successful graduates of the program will be awarded a degree in Doctor of Religious Education.

Program Length

Students are usually expected to complete the program in 5 years. The maximum time frame allowed for students to complete a program is 150% of the normal program length, namely 7 and 1/2 years for the Doctoral programs. An extension may be granted for special circumstances