Ten course units of study are ordinarily completed over a two-year period. Eight courses are required; two are electives. The ten courses include seven academic courses and three practical units offered in two phases. The academic courses are integrated through the two phases of the practical training.
All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs.
The diploma is situated within the Integration for Ministry programs and can be the basis for further studies. Depending on the need of the student, the selection of elective courses may draw upon gthe systematic, scriptural and pastoral departments.
Academic Pastoral Study: 5 Units
Academic Electives: 2 Units
Supervised Practical Training: 3 Units