Graduating MDiv/MAT candidates must present one of the following as evidence of their integration of the curriculum:
In their final semester, graduating MDiv or MAT students can elect to sit for written comprehensive examinations in Sacred Scripture, Dogmatic Theology and Liturgical Theology, with special emphasis on their area of focus. These exams occur over three days and represent a comprehensive integration of learning from their Seminary experience. Complete information on Comprehensive Examinations, including questions and bibliography, is available from the Academic Dean of the Seminary.
THESIS PAPER / PROJECT
MDiv/MAT candidates can design and submit a research project (thesis), which demonstrates a significant synthesis of theological research relating to Eastern Christian topics. The Academic Dean must approve the theme and scope of the project as well as the project director. A committee of two faculty members, approved by the Academic Dean, will judge this project on a pass/fail basis.
INTEGRATIVE PASTORAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Candidates who have completed CPE expand upon their research and develop a theological application from a dogmatic, scriptural, liturgical or moral perspective. The theme and scope of the project must be approved by faculty in Pastoral Theology as well as the Academic Dean. This project will be judged on a pass/fail basis by a committee of two faculty members appointed by the Academic Dean.