Graduate programs at WMU equip students to combine academic discipline with Christian formation and discipleship. Students are expected to demonstrate they have acquired knowledge on a graduate level of competency. The programs are designed to integrate knowledge of biblical and theological disciplines with practical skills to help broaden the student’s Christian worldview.
Graduate studies are fundamentally different than undergraduate studies. Graduate students are expected to take significant responsibility in determining what to learn and how to learn it. Instead of submitting course work to professors, graduate students will often submit or orally present work to their peers for comments, reflection, and ideas for improvement. Sometimes this involves team projects. A research paper at the bachelor’s level may primarily require that a student report what authors have said. Graduate students will be required to evaluate an author’s work, or suggest applications to their ministries. In short, graduate students are responsible to take initiative – they are partners with their professors in their own equipping.
|Degree||Biblical Studies||Theological/Historical Studies||Practical Ministry Studies||Field Education||Electives||Total Credits||Special Requirements|
|M. Div.||12||24||30||6||24||96||Ministry Project or Thesis|
|Degree||Biblical Studies||Theological/Historical Studies||Integration and Research||Field Education||Electives||Total Credits||Special Requirements|
|M.A. in Theology||24||15||12||3||10||64||Ministry Project or Thesis|
|Degree||Biblical/Theological Studies||Practical Ministry Studies||Professional Studies||Field Education||Electives||Total Credits||Special Requirements|
|M.A. in Christian Counseling||15||3||9||24||3||54||Practicum,Thesis or a graduate level course|
|Degree||Biblical/ Theological Studies||Practical Ministry Studies||Field Education||Professional Studies||Total Credits||Special Requirements|
|M.A. in Music||12||3||3||34||52||Graduation Recital|