GRADUATE

Research

RES510   Ministry Project     3 hours
A research and writing project dealing with an issue related to an area of ministry. The project involves data collection, systemization, analysis, and the presentation of conclusions. A proposal must be submitted for approval. 

RES511 Research: Writing and Communication     3 hours
A study of advanced biblical research and communication skills. This course is designed to develop a student’s competencies in conducting sound research on an approved topic and in presenting the findings in a research paper that is proper in form and style and in preaching or teaching that is powerful and relevant. The course includes an extensive research paper as well as preaching or teaching in a variety of settings.

RES514 Research Activities    3 hours
This course is a practical overview for conducting applied research and evaluating programs and initiatives.

RES550 Research Project      3 hours
A research paper on an approved topic that deals with some critical issue within Biblical studies, majoring on primary sources. The project must reflect familiarity with the literature, demonstrate academically appropriate writing skills, and manifest both theological and philosophical acumen. (Prerequisite: RES511)

RES590   Thesis      3 hours
A course in which the student will research and write a 10,000-word thesis concerning an approved topic in pastoral ministries. The project must involve data collection, systemization, analysis, and the presentation of conclusions.

RES700    Foundations of Leadership     3 hours
This course introduces the student to the field of leadership studies and provides an overview of leadership theories and doctoral-level research principles. (Residency)

RES750 Research Project      3 hours
A research paper on an approved topic that deals with some critical issue within Biblical studies, majoring on primary sources. The project must reflect familiarity with the literature, demonstrate academically appropriate writing skills, and manifest both theological and philosophical acumen.

RES755, RES756, RES855, RES856 Special Studies in Research                1-3 hrs each
A study of selected topics in Research. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline. Students may choose to fulfill the course requirements by participating in an approved research project in Israel or another approved location and reporting the results in a standard research document.

RES756   Special Studies in Research     1-3 hours
A study of selected topics in Research. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline. Students may choose to fulfill the course requirements by participating in an approved research project in Israel or another approved location and reporting the results in a standard research document.  

RES855   Special Studies in Research     1-3 hours
A study of selected topics in Research. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline. Students may choose to fulfill the course requirements by participating in an approved research project in Israel or another approved location and reporting the results in a standard research document.

RES856    Special Studies in Research     1-3 hours
A study of selected topics in Research. Courses from this series may be selected to meet specific needs of students who desire to advance their research in a chosen area within the discipline. Students may choose to fulfill the course requirements by participating in an approved research project in Israel or another approved location and reporting the results in a standard research document.

RES801 Research Design I       3 hours
This course is designed for those planning to write a dissertation. The course provides an overview into methodologies and practices associated with qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research. This course is an application of techniques and processes used in addressing a significant issue for a group with which you are affiliated. The student will gain a basic introduction to research with emphasis on research design, the tools of research, and the development of a research proposal.

RES802 Research Design II     3 hours
This course is a study of various qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition, this course develops critical skills necessary to conduct research from a variety of methodological perspectives.

RES803 Research Design III     3 hours
This seminar emphasizes dissertation research design.

RES877   Dissertation I      3 hours

RES878   Dissertation II     3 hours

RES879    Dissertation III     3 hours

RES880   Dissertation Continuation      3 hours
Take as needed.

RES885    Project Research Design and Procedures     3 hours
A course preparing students to conduct upper-level graduate research and to write effectively. This course gives the proper foundation for writing the D. Min. project. Required of all D.Min. students. This course is offered in a one week on-campus module format.

RES888  Doctoral Ministry Project I      3 hours
The writing of the D.Min. project under the guidance and supervision of the D.Min. Committee. Required of all D.Min. candidates. (Prerequisite RES885)

RES889   Doctoral Ministry Project II      3 hours
The writing of the D.Min. project under the guidance and supervision of the D.Min. Committee. Required of all D.Min. candidates. Students will continue to enroll in RES889 each semester, receiving no additional course credit and paying the three hour tuition, until the project is completed, defended, and approved.

RES895    Research Design and Procedures     3 hours
This course identifies and describes the various research methods and statistical techniques, the characteristics of an effective research design, and the components of a research proposal.  Students develop the prospectus for their Ph.D. dissertations.

RES896    Dissertation Research I       3 hours
Preliminary research in the area of dissertation. This course is designed to guide the Ph.D. candidate in conducting preliminary research including validating the instrument or gathering background data.

RES897   Dissertation Research II      3 hours
Continuation of Dissertation Research I.

RES898    Dissertation Writing and Defense I   3 hours
Submission of a topic, securing approval of the topic from the Doctoral Committee, planning and beginning research, completion of an approved proposal, writing the first two chapters under the guidance of a dissertation advisor, submission of the first two chapters including: presentation of the research problem, review of literature (Chapter One) and method of research (Chapter Two).

RES899    Dissertation Writing and Defense II     3 hours
Continuation of research in consultation with the dissertation advisor; making all necessary corrections to the first two chapters; writing the remaining chapters, including the introduction and conclusion; submitting the first draft; making the necessary corrections; submitting the final draft; and successfully defending the dissertation before the dissertation committee.