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  • In 2015, the JDP underwent a full curriculum overhall.  The information and forms on this page are only relevant to students who entered the program prior to 2015.  

  • Common Requirements for All Concentrations

    • 90 quarter credit hours, of which 82 are normally courses and 8 are dissertation.

      3 of these courses (12 quarter hours) are required of all students: 
      - THEO 6001 Theory & Method in Religion 
      - THEO 6002 Pedagogy & Teaching Religion 
      - THEO 6003 Dissertation Proposal Seminar

    • One modern language (typically French, German or Spanish) relevant to scholarship in the student’s focus area.
    • Three Comprehensive/Competency Exams based on bibliographies and classes negotiated between student and dissertation advisor.

    • Advancement to Degree Candidacy occurs after completion of coursework, all comp exams, all required languages and successful public defense of the dissertation proposal.

    • Written Dissertation. At least 4 and no more than 8 quarter credits must be taken for dissertation credit. Oral defense of the dissertation must occur no later than three weeks prior to the date of graduation.

    • Application for Graduation must be completed by the scheduled deadline for the desired graduation date. The degree in Religious and Theological Studies will be granted jointly by the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, bearing the seals and signatures of both institutions. The student’s name is placed in Commencement programs and student may participate in ceremonies of both institutions.

    Please see the description specific to your concentration (right column) for additional requirements.

  • Concentration Descriptions

  • Committee Forms (Pre-2015)

This portfolio last updated: 06-Dec-2023 11:00 AM