Online Doctor of Ministry Degree in Family Therapy
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC
PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Doctoral - Doctoral Enrollment: 250
seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors
Communicate: E-mail, Postal, Voice Subject: Psychology, General METHOD
OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include internet
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- The Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy is an advanced,
professional degree for community organizations and church-related
vocations. This degree has three concentrations designed to prepare
participants to counsel with couples, families and individuals.
Being a capstone program it infuses academics and practice to
prepare students for family therapy and counseling ministry.
The Doctor of Ministry Program is recognized by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level IV degree. The
purposes of this program include: (1) Developing advanced knowledge
and professional skills in Family Therapy; (2) Understanding and
interpreting ministry in relation to the context of Family Therapy;
(3) Acquainting the student with literature, materials, and
methodologies which develop leadership, teaching, and counseling
skills, to be used in helping relationships; (4) Guiding the student
in personal reflection and growth; (5) Providing courses necessary
to be licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or
Professional Counselor (LPC), and (6) Preparing a student to be a
member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC).
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- Recommended requirements:
Hardware: Minimum requirements for Windows: 200 MHz (400 MHz
preferred) Pentium R processor or equivalent, 32-64 MB of RAM (64MB
RAM preferred), V.90-56Kbps modem
SCU will work with students to help determine if their computer,
etc. is adequate.
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- SCU's learning resources is available through its online
catalog. Students may view SCU's holdings and request resources via
the Internet. First Search program is available online to registered
students. First Search and ProQuest Database give students access to
65 databases, including the Library of Congress, and the ATLA index.
These databases include abstracts and full texts of many sources. In
addition to SCU's monograph collection which exceeds 70,000 volumes,
there are over 275 subscriptions in either print form or through
full-text databases, along with another one hundred subscriptions of
general religious interest. Back files of these titles and others
are also available, along with the proper indexes to facilitate
The University Resource Center has protocol agreements with a number
of institutions, allowing its students full or limited use of their
facilities. These agreements allow its students to expand their
research process through access to other collections.
The interlibrary loan program supplements local holdings. SCU is a
member of the American Theological Users Group (ATUG), which allows
access to the collections of 150 theological schools through an
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has issued a letter of
intent to SCU stating that it will provide Library and Research
Services to Southern Christian University for its Distance Learning
programs beginning the Fall 2001.
Students can request materials from SCU's library by calling
1-800-351-4040, ext. 120. Students are provided with a textbook and
publishers list so that they can order their textbooks directly from
the publishers, thereby avoiding any markups.
- All students making application to the program receive a
financial aid packet. The packet includes information on how
students can complete their Application for Financial Aid online.