Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Ph.D.  and D.Min. degrees


The deadline for PhD application is February 1st each year. New students are admitted on the PhD level only in fall semester.
The deadline for DMin application is cuurently open ended and will be decided at the discretion of the Dean.

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program offered at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education provides advanced understanding of the nature and purposes of religious ministry, increased competencies in pastoral analysis and ministry skills, sustained theological reflection, and new knowledge about the practice of ministry.The program, combining theory and pastoral practice, strives for the integration of theological and social science knowledge to advance excellence in religious ministry and the general practice of ministry in its many forms. It also provides students with expertise in specialized areas of ministerial practice.The foundations of the program are theological, historical, psychological and sociological. Faculty and students use various models of theological reflection: ministerial, spiritual, feminist, cultural and practical.

In keeping with Fordham University’s Jesuit mission, the program gives special, though not exclusive, attention to the Christian and Catholic religious tradition. A major concern of the program, in keeping with the mission of Jesuit education, is to explore the social role that religious ministry can play in dealing with cultural and theological issues, such as ecology, feminism, multiculturalism, globalization, enculturation, peace and justice, and spirituality. The D.Min. program is designed to prepare reflective and competent professionals for positions of leadership in religious ministry. The program strives to discover and nurture sound scholarship, meaningful research and the interdependence of theory and practice. The D.Min. is conferred on the basis of scholarship, research skills and practical application demonstrated by the student’s coursework, examinations, doctoral project and ministerial experience. More Information

The Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education
prepares highly specialized professionals for leadership in religious education. Multidisciplinary fields of study intersect in the doctoral curriculum. The program is intended to nurture sound scholarship by encouraging students to develop and demonstrate erudition, reflection and research skills in their academic work, examinations, dissertations and vocational experiences. Questions of faith and theology are examined with an eye toward enhancing the general quality of religious education. The interaction of teaching, learning and theology is at the core of the program. Doctoral students grapple with the central texts and questions of theological, philosophical, historical, psychological, sociological and religious thought.

Doctoral studies in this field help prepare professionals committed to public service through the character development and the transmission of religious heritage. The program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work as religious education professionals in various settings: colleges and universities, schools, congregations, dioceses and public service organizations.

In keeping with Fordham University’s Jesuit mission, the program gives special, though not exclusive, attention to the Christian and Catholic religious tradition. A major concern, in keeping with the mission of Jesuit education, is to explore the social role that religious education can play in dealing with pivotal contemporary cultural movements, including ecology, feminism, multiculturalism, and peace and justice, as these areas intersect with theological issues, such as faith enculturation and spirituality. More Information 

If you have further questions you may contact the Office of the School at 718 817 4800 or greadmit@fordham.edu

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