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Through an agreement between two of North America’s most historic seminaries, San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) and the Chicago-based McCormick Theological Seminary, both schools will now make their Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) elective classes available to students from both institutions. This will immediately increase the number and breadth of courses available to SFTS D.Min. students, and allow for increased customization of the degree program.
Under the plan, students enrolled in Advanced Pastoral Studies/D.Min. programs at these two PC (USA) seminaries will be able to take elective courses at either institution for full credit toward their degrees. SFTS currently offers D.Min. concentrations in the following areas: multidisciplinary studies, pastoral care and counseling, pastors as spiritual leaders, and pastoral leadership. Through this agreement, SFTS students will now be able to pursue coursework in parish revitalization, building beloved community, and pastoral and spiritual care.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to not only expand the courses available to SFTS students, but also to build a partnership with another Presbyterian seminary that allows us both to better serve our students, the church, and the community,” said Rev. Dr. James McDonald, president of SFTS.
Tuition and fees for courses offered through this program, will be charged and retained at the school in which the student is enrolled as a degree candidate.