Programs and Degrees
Doctor of Ministry Program
The D.Min. program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.
Mundelein Seminary offers the terminal degree of Doctor of Ministry. The goal of the program is to develop the ministerial skill of transformative theological reflection in and through projects concerned with ministry. In order to achieve this goal, the program interrelates three elements: theological reflection, other formal course work, and resource supervision. This interrelating takes place primarily within the peer group of candidates.
The candidates meet every Tuesday from 9:15 am - 2:45 pm for four semesters - two academic years. On these Tuesdays, three courses are conducted. Each of the three sessions lasts for one and one-half hours. In addition to the Tuesdays, there are four three-day intensive courses spread over two years.
Only those who fulfill these prerequisites will be considered for admission as candidates for the D.Min.:
full-time involvement in a form of pastoral ministry;
the M.Div. degree or its equivalent;
the completion of at least three years of full-time pastoral ministry.
From the applicants who have met the prerequisites, candidates will be chosen according to their manifest capability for advanced theological and ministerial education, personal capacity for cooperation in a group-oriented program, willingness and ability to give this enterprise a high priority in terms of time and attention, and the potential value of their contribution in improving ministerial life.
The Doctor of Ministry program is staffed by the Full-Time Faculty of the University of St. Mary of the Lake I Mundelein Seminary, and, when appropriate, by a few members of the Adjunct Faculty of the Seminary.
Current faculty include:
Raymond J. Webb, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, Academic Dean, Program Director
Kathleen Wiskus, D. Min., University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Project Coordinator
Robert Schoenstene, S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Theological Coordinator
Thomas Baima, S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome)
Robert Barron, S.T.D., Institut Catholique de Paris
Michael Dowling, D.Min, University of Saint Mary of the Lake
Michael Fuller, S.T.D. University of Saint Mary of the Lake
Ronald Hicks, D.Min. University of Saint Mary of the Lake
John Lodge, S.S.L., S.T.D., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Pontifical Gregorian University
Elizabeth Nagel, S.S.D., Pontifical Biblical Institute
Daniel Siwek, S.T.L., University of Saint Mary of the Lake
Equivalency to the M. Div. Degree:
I. The general goals of the Master of Divinity degree are grounding in the following theological areas:
The Association of Theological Schools is not specific as to the specific number of credits in each area.
2. In evaluating equivalency, the fo1lowing norms are used:
- A broad range of Theology, Scripture and Ministerial courses: 63 hours
- Ministerial Experience (e.g. C.P.E): 9 hours
- The total number of hours is 72 semester hours.
- Ministerial and pastoral ski1ls may be established through formal course work, seminars, workshops and pastoral experience..
3. Persons lacking an M. Div. can arrange to take courses leading to fulfilment of the equivalency requirement
The complete cost of the Doctor of Ministry Program covers two years of registration in the program, as well as room and board for the three-day intensives at Mundelein Seminary. It does not cover books. Please contact the Office of the Doctor of Ministry Program for details.
The thesis project is to be substantive, a contribution to knowledge about real ministerial needs, theology based, congregation based, and demonstrative of the ability to do theological reflection in a specific ministerial setting.
THESIS PROJECT PAPER COMPLETION LIMITS
The thesis project paper is to be completed within two years of the completion of course work. A one-year extension may be granted.
Address communications to:
Doctor of Ministry Program
University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060-1174
Or contact :
Ms. Mary Bertram