DOCTOR OF MINISTRY

The Doctor of Ministry program at Apex School of Theology is designed to assist the student in four (4) competency tracks. Each student will develop a project/dissertation in a selected track.

  • Biblical Studies: Mentoring Relationships in the Old and New Testament
  • Christian Counseling
  • Developing Effective Series: Preaching and Christian Models for Leadership for the
    21st Century
  • Leading for Congregational Change

The Doctor of Ministry Degree is a three year academic program.


ADMISSION PROCEDURES

The Apex School of Theology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, or veteran status in the administration of any of the policies of ASOT, including admissions, education programs, and financial aid.

  • Complete the application of admission form.
  • Include a $50.00 application fee (non-refundable) along with the application materials. The application will NOT be considered if the fee is NOT included. There will be NO
    EXCEPTIONS
    .
  • Submit the following documents and/or items as part of the application process:
  • Have completed the Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an accredited
    school with a minimum grade average of B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale).
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation: one each from a supervisor in ministry (Denominational administrator), a past/present professor, and a current colleague in
    ministry. If one is engaged in a non-connectional church, one may submit a letter of recommendation from an appropriate lay person within one's congregation,
    denomination, related or ministry institution.
  • Have completed three years of ministry.
  • Be currently involved in ministry that will be related to the functional major and the
    final document.
  • A 5 page personal essay as outlined in the Application Form.
  • Conditional admission may be allowed for a student who enrolls in the program after
    the published enrollment deadline. This conditional enrollment will be allowed for one
    semester. Such a student will be considered a credit student and must meet all of the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry Program.

Any exceptions to the above admission requirements must be approved by the Dean of The Doctoral Studies Program, Dr. Lafayette Maxwell. 919-656-9067. lmaxwell@nc.rr.com

  • Applicants will also be notified by the admissions committee when their application
    is complete or if additional application materials are required for admission. The Doctor of
    Ministry Committee will review all materials submitted, reach an admission decision, and
    notify applicants within thirty (30) days via Email and/or the United States Postal Service.
  • Tuition for the academic year - $4,300.00 * Financial Aid available for qualified applicants.
  • Students not enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry Program for an entire academic year are
    required to pay a matriculation fee of $150.00 per Intensive in order to be eligible to continue
    in the program without the loss of credits earned.
  • Graduation Fees: - $400.00 Fee is due when the student successfully defends their
    dissertation final binding three (3) – varies with vendor. These fees can be taken out of your
    loan monies at any time. Late Registration Fee - $50.00.
  • Students are responsible for travel, lodging, and meals during intensives. If you have a loan
    these items can be taken out of your loan money.
  • Students who need additional time to complete the degree requirements beyond the 3 years
    must pay the fee of $1,000 per academic year until completed.

DEADLINES

The Apex School of Theology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability, or veteran status in the administration of any of the policies of ASOT, including admissions, education programs, and financial aid.

ENROLLMENT STATUS

For post graduate work full time status is considered 6 credits hours per semester. All students of the Apex School of Theology's Doctor of Ministry program are considered full time students. Students are required to attend each year two Intensives and a peer group session two days in the Fall (August or September) five (5) days and Spring (January or February) (5) five days.

CLASSES

The Doctor of Ministry degree at Apex entails 42 credit hours. It consists of six (6) Core Courses, four Cohort/Track specific courses, selected and taught by the mentors, and the two course specialized dissertation in the field of study.

EQ CLASSES

EQ Student: $ 700.00 per class plus $150.00 for Technology and School Fees.

PORTFOLIO

Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Granting Academic Credit for Experience and Academic Learning. $700.00 Plus Technology and School Fees.

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*Please see course catalog for most current program paradigm updates*

Post-Graduate Studies Doctoral Studies Dean: Dr. Lafayette Maxwell 919 656-9067
E-Mail: Lmaxwell2nc.rr.com


E-Mail: lmaxwell@nc.rr.com


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Studies

Interim Dean:
Dr. Lafayette Maxwell
(919) 572-1625 ext 7018


E-Mail: info@apexsot.edu