Students working toward the MAGUL degree shall complete 36 semester credit hours by taking coursework in the four core theological courses, two core perspectives courses, three courses in their concentration, and a final project. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to meet MAGUL degree requirements.
Students who have completed approximately three quarters of their degree program may apply for candidacy. The Academic Affairs Committee will oversee the qualifying of students for candidacy. Request for candidacy will include the following procedures:
- The prospective candidate will have fulfilled all entrance deficiencies and other conditions stipulated at the time of admission into the program;
- The prospective candidate will have demonstrated a capacity for individual research, indicated by the quality of written work submitted in conjunction with course work;
- The prospective candidate will submit a Request for Candidacy form to the Office of the Registrar;
- The prospective candidate will submit a project proposal to the Academic Affairs Committee for approval (unless the student is using the Master's Final Project syllabus). A sample proposal is available from the Registrar’s Office. A project fee equal to the current course tuition for a 3-credit course is to be submitted with the project proposal; and
- All candidacy requirements must be completed by the second week of May in the year prior to graduation.
Master's Final Project
The MAGUL program concludes with a Master’s Final Project that integrates both theory and practice of ministry. It is this combination of theory and practice in the field of the candidate's ministry which distinguishes this program from other programs that focus only on academic and experimental research. The final project is to be written in proper form and must make a unique contribution to the body of Christian ministry knowledge. An advisor will be selected by the student from an "Approved Advisor" list to function as the primary mentor on the final project. The Academic Dean will also be available for consultation. (See the Master's Final Project syllabus on this website.)