Through independent study (IDS) coursework, the School of Divinity offers DMin students opportunities to craft their elective coursework to their research interests. Students may register for IDS courses during any academic year or summer term. DMin students are limited to a maximum of nine (9) total credit hours of IDS coursework. 

The following are possibilities for IDS courses:

  1. Syllabi for courses that faculty have developed for previously offered Master of Divinity or Doctor of Ministry courses, adjusted to meet the learning outcomes of the DMin program. 

  2. A theme or topic of interest to a student and faculty member developed as an IDS course syllabus meeting the learning outcomes of the DMin program. 

Faculty members are not required to facilitate IDS courses.