doctoral studies in missiology
(180 credits of European Credit Transfer System)
Doctor of Missiology is the highest academic degree awarded by ILU’s School of Theology and Missiology in order to prepare candidates for both ecclesiastical-missional leadership and teaching career at graduate and postgraduate institutions. Doctoral degree is offered through the African Center for Applied Missiology (ACAM) in cooperation with international experts and institutions. Candidates must demonstrate competence in French and English. Competence means student is able to take courses both in French and in English. These language requirements may be fulfilled through examination or course work. Candidates are also required to demonstrate competence in Hebrew and Greek (vocabulary and grammar).
Doctoral studies at ILU Burundi ideally last 3 years or exceptionally 4 years:
First Year: Foundations for Research (Language study, Methods seminar, Seminars on Biblical,Theological and Social sciences, Comprehensive examinations).
Second Year: First semester: Dissertation Research (Four seminars or directed studies, Dissertation Project Defense). Second semester: Dissertation.
Third (and Four) Year: Dissertation
Through the VISION 13/20 (2013-2020), we plan to enroll three groups of 6 students each in 2012, in 2014 and in 2016. Academic year runs from January to October.
First Group Class: 2013-2015 – Candidates are enrolled from January to September 2012.
Second Group Class: 2015-2017 – Candidates are enrolled from January to September 2014.
Third Group Class: 2017-2020 – Candidates are enrolled from January to September 2016.
For each group, candidate will focus on one of the six concentrations: Theology of Mission, History of Missions, Cross-cultural Ministry, Church Growth, Resources Stewardship for mission, and Leadership Development. The purpose of VISION 13/20 is to train Francophone African Teachers of Missiology and Research Scholars to take over the teaching role at International Leadership University.