2016-2017 Student Catalog | Doctor of Ministry Program | Academic Program | Dissertation

Dissertation Advisor and Committee

The research and writing process is guided and evaluated by a dissertation advisor, appointed by the D.Min. director from the full-time and part-time faculty after a consultation with a student and a professor. The advisor guides the student throughout the whole process of writng and defending the dissertation.  Towards the end of writing the first four chapters, the faculty advisor, in cooperation with the D.Min. director, names a three-person dissertation committee.  The chair and point person of the committee is the faculty advisor.  The other two members, chosen from the faculty members, adjunct professors, or other qualified individuals based on their expertise regarding the dissertation topic, serve as readers who provide fresh eyes that assess the overall quality of the project.  The committee oversees the proposal and final defense of the dissertation.