Advanced Standing for ThM in Practical Theology

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Gordon-Conwell is pleased to announce the potential for those with a Th.M. in Practical Theology to pursue Advanced Standing in our Doctor of Ministry program.

Upon qualifying, this movement enables a continued journey in several existing Doctor of Ministry tracks. Students receive credit towards one of their required residencies and pay eight quarters of tuition instead of twelve.


Eligibility for this standing is verified in review of the applicant’s official transcript theological transcripts, including the Th.M. Applicants complete the regular application process, clearly sharing at this time intentions to pursue Advanced Standing.

The Doctor of Ministry office assigns each eligible student a project coordinator from the mentor team of each track.This coordinator gives final approval for advanced standing after reviewing a finished advanced standing project, which the student completes at the beginning of their studies.

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Advanced Standing in Leadership Tracks

Advanced standing allows for those accepted into either Leadership in a Changing Church Context, Redemptive Ministry, or Global Christianity & Development to skip or audit the first residency.

Auditors are full participants in the residency; completing pre-residency requirements and participating in discussions and presentations.

Those accepted with Advanced Standing into any of these three tracks will be asked to reserve their space with a matriculation payment equal to the full first quarter of tuition.

Advanced Standing in our Pastoral Theology in Practice Track

Advanced standing enables the recipient to skip or audit the leadership module of Pastoral Theology in PracticeThis requires an entry point where Proclaiming the Word and Caring for the Flock follow each other.

English Entry Points are every  year: Charlotte (February), Hamilton (October), and US-UK (odd year residencies in Hamilton, even years in the UK). Each entry point begins a new cohort, switching from one cohort to another is not allowed.


Proclaiming the Word

Deepening the Call

Caring for the Flock

2019   US-UK/Hamilton Charlotte
2020 Charlotte/US-UK   Hamilton
2021 Hamilton Charlotte US-UK
2022   US-UK/Hamilton Charlotte

Spanish Entry Point: First Residency 8/ 5-8/16/2019.

2019 Deepening the Call

2020 Proclaiming the Word 2021 Caring for the Flock




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