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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Theology



Dr. John Hurtgen, Dean
Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, UPO 790, Campbellsville, KY 42718
jehurtgen@campbellsville.edu 270-789-5029

Dr. Ken Hollis, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
Campbellsville University - Louisville Campus, 4420 Dixie Highway, Suite 230, Louisville, KY 40216
kahollis@campbellsville.edu 502-753-0264 (x6016)

Dr. Scott Wigginton,  Associate Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, UPO 790, Campbellsville, KY 42718
sewigginton@campbellsville.edu 270-789-5037

Dr. Terry L. Wilder,  M.Div. Program Director
Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, UPO 790, Campbellsville, KY 42718
tlwilder@campbellsville.edu 270-789-5039

Monica Bamwine, Graduate Admissions
Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, UPO 805, Campbellsville, KY 42718
mkbamwine@campbellsville.edu 502-789-5221

Trevor McWhorter, Director of Online Enrollment
Campbellsville University, 1 University Drive, UPO 937, Campbellsville, KY 42718
tgmcwhorter@campbellsville.edu 502-789-5552

Social Media:
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Email: Theology@campbellsville.edu

School of Theology Mission and Goals: “Produce World Changers for Christ”

“Produce World Changers for Christ” is the mission of the School of Theology. We carry out this task with a wholehearted response of gratitude, worship, and stewardship to God as revealed in Jesus Christ. The tools for the task consist of a comprehensive program of Christian studies (Biblical studies, theology, philosophy, pastoral ministries & counseling, church history, educational ministries, sports ministry, and evangelism) within the context of a fellowship of learners dedicated to searching for and living within the truth under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is done as an integral part of the mission and core values of Campbellsville University.

The School of Theology exists to produce servant leaders who are …

  1. Passionately evangelistic: who are passionate about God’s good news in Jesus Christ and who have a strong desire for others to experience life in him;
  2. Rooted in the story: who love God’s powerful Word and who in community with others are learning, knowing, trusting, and following the Sacred Scriptures which are able, from beginning to end, to show the way to salvation in Jesus Christ;
  3. Church-connected: who have a high view of the local church, but whose field of vision does not limit ministry to within the “four walls” and who see the local church as a base from which to go out into the world;
  4. Servant leaders: who are of high moral character and kingdom heart; who are developing Jesus’ qualities of servant leadership and who in turn develop servant leaders under them;
  5. Spiritual entrepreneurs: who are creative, energized by the possibilities of what God and faithful persons together can do; builders who start with nothing and see spiritual dreams take shape; inventors capable of reinvention to maintain effective ministry; and
  6. Partners in an enduring fellowship: who make an impact for Christ during their student days; alumni who display an abiding love for and commitment towards the University; brotherhoods and sisterhoods, forged at CU, that are fruitful for ministry well beyond graduation.

The School of Theology has built this mission upon three foundations: first, we are committed to the kingdom of God:
as baptized believers our first allegiance is to God’s rule that is coming yet already present among us; second, we are committed to Christian higher education: as lifelong learners we are committed to loving God in the academy with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength; and, third, we are committed to a “divine conspiracy”: as apprentices of Jesus, forgiven by the finished work of Jesus on the cross, we have received the Holy Spirit of promise, the promise of transformation from the inside out.

Upon these foundations we and our students attempt to learn and live deeply into six core values, or disciplines, in order to more fully become world changers …

Passionately Evangelistic.
Servant Leaders.
Rooted in the Biblical Story.
Spiritual Entrepreneurs.
Church Connected.
Partners in an Enduring Fellowship.

Graduate Degrees Offered

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.M.F.T.)

Master of Theology (M.Th.)

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

 

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program Purpose:

The MMFT is offered to enhance career opportunities and prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to counsel individuals, couples and families in a variety of occupational venues.

While enrolled in this program, students examine the philosophical underpinnings that religion, spirituality, philosophy, classical and contemporary theory, social situation, media, biology, and knowledge contribute to the development of mankind. In this process students are stimulated and challenged, using various methods of instruction, to broaden their thinking and interaction with individuals, couples and families. Our efforts prepare graduates to identify, evaluate, develop and explore thoughts and behaviors of themselves and those for whom they provide counseling services.

All course work in the MMFT program is designed to fulfill the mission, goals and competencies consistent with the values of our Christian University and ethical codes of the profession. The curriculum of this program has been accepted by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists, and meets the stringent accreditation requirements of the Commission on Academics for Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE).

MMFT Program Values

A Christian commitment to act and serve responsibly

The promotion of ethical and competent family systems practices A respect for diversity among people and other cultures
A commitment to empower clients and client systems

Promotion of life-long learning and growth in the marriage and family therapy profession

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) requires students to successfully complete 60 credit hours of coursework. The curriculum meets the education requirements of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists as outlined in KRS 335.330 (3), as well as and the stringent accreditation requirements of the Commission on Academics for Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE). The MMFT program is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to counsel individuals, couples and families.

Criteria and Processes for Student Admissions

Applicants to the MMFT Program at Campbellsville University must meet the University’s Graduate Council requirements in order to be considered for admissions. Requirements are:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Completion of an application for the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program.
  3. Official transcripts from all universities attended.  A student with a GPA of 3.0 will receive unconditional acceptance. A student with a GPA below 2.9 will receive conditional acceptance (student cannot earn a “C” during first 4 classes).
  4. Three letters of recommendation regarding academic potential for graduate study.
  5. Statement of interest for pursuing the MMFT degree.  This essay needs to be 500-750 words in length, describing (a) why you want to become a Marriage and Family Therapist and (b) experiences or abilities that you believe will make you an effective therapist.
  6. Interview with MMFT Admissions Committee

The MMFT Admissions Committee consists of the MMFT Program Director and faculty members. Each member in attendance during the student interview recommends one of the following actions:

  1. Full acceptance
  2. Conditional acceptance, specifying conditions that must be improved or corrected. 
  3. Denial

After application materials are reviewed and the interview is completed, the program director will notify the applicant as to the decision of the MMFT Admissions Committee.

Please submit your MMFT Program application materials to:    Campbellsville Univeristy, LEC - South, 4420 Dixie Highway, Suite 230, Louisville, KY 40216 

To apply to the MMFT Program at Los Angeles Education Center, please visit this link: https://phillips.campbellsville.edu/application-process/.  

                                                                                                      

Applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed continually. The Marriage and Family Therapy Program accepts new students at the beginning of each new academic term. Applications are reviewed and interviews scheduled once ALL materials have been received by the program. In order to register for courses in your desired term of study, the application materials must be processed and the entrance interview conducted 30 days in advance of the term beginning fall or spring.

The MMFT Degree features a program designed to meet education requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in Kentucky (LMFT), as well as the stringent accreditation requirements of the Commission on Academics for Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE).

The 60-credit hour program has a delivery system that includes approximately 50% of the academic course work online and the remaining coursework in a face-to-face delivery format. To accommodate non-traditional students, courses are offered in the evenings and meet one night a week. Courses are scheduled in eight-week terms.

A sequenced calendar of courses is recommended and included in the Program Handbook. A full-time course of study includes two courses each eight-week term. Students are eligible to begin their practicum experience after they have successfully completed 18 credit hours (please arrange a meeting with the MMFT Field Director once you have completed 12 credit hours of coursework in this program). Students desiring part-time study will follow the part-time academic plan.

Along with challenging and expanding the knowledge of students, this program focuses on relationships. Consistent with the mission of Campbellsville University, this program works toward developing life-long Christian servant leaders who will contribute to the betterment of humanity.

MMFT students can only have one “C” on their transcript and be eligible to graduate.  If a student has three “C“‘s or three “Incompletes” on their transcript during their academic process, that student will be asked to either re-take a course or complete an incomplete course before being allowed to continue in the program.

If a student is considering working in states other than Kentucky, the student is responsible for seeking and acquiring the respective states policy regarding licensure. Once a written request is made to the Dean of the School of Theology and the director of the MFT program for special consideration, and a written approval is granted by the dean of the School of Theology, the faculty advisor assigned to the respective student will work in conjunction with the student to devise a plan that will meet the respective states licensing requirements.

For additional information on MMFT Outcomes (Program, Student, and Faculty) and MMFT Program Competencies and Program Behaviors, see the MMFT Program Handbook.

Statement for CA Approval:

The curriculum meets the education requirements of the California Licensure Board for Marriage and Family Therapists.

Clinical Placement for the Los Angeles Education Center

Traineeship - 375 hours total (200 individual direct client hours, 100 relational direct client hours, plus 75 hours client centered advocacy):
Minimum 100 Relational Hours
Maximum 200 Individual Hours
Maximum 75 Client Centered Advocacy Hours
 
Students may begin their practicum experience after they have successfully completed 13 credit hours in the program. Prior to beginning the experience, students must obtain approval from Phillips’ MMFT Core Faculty; if students are at a site other than the California Family Counseling Center, then the Co-Director(s) of Clinical Placement must approve the adequacy of the field agency and the field agency supervisor. Finally, an Affiliation Agreement between Phillips and the Agency must be prepared and executed by all parties before students may begin seeing clients at the site.

MFT 690 Practicum

Students may begin their practicum experience after they have (a) successfully completed 18 credit hours in the program (b) completed Introduction to Practicum and (c) completed 12-hours of individual therapy provided at no cost to the student.

Program Dissemination

All MFT courses are taught in the evenings or online by a team of doctoral faculty. While the faculty is primarily composed of Marriage and Family Therapists, it is supported by three other disciplines (Psychology, Theology, and Christian Studies) when the requirements of a specific class necessitate. Nearly half of the curriculum is taught online, and all courses are available in the evening to accommodate the adult learner.

Graduate Examination

All MMFT graduates must successfully complete a comprehensive examination consisting of MFT content in order to receive their diploma. Students are eligible to take the comprehensive examination once coursework is satisfactorily completed. Students must pass the comprehensive examination before they participate in graduation activities. A passing score is 70% or higher. If a student does not succeed in their first attempt to pass the examination an analysis of concern areas is conducted and the student is provided an additional opportunity to improve knowledge, skills and their performance.

M.M.F.T. Faculty:

Dale Bertram, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA Eastern New Mexico University - double major in Religion and Speech Communication, MA Eastern New
Mexico University - Religion
MEd Albertson College of Idaho - General Counseling
PhD Nova-Southeastern University - Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Nikki Erwin, Marriage and Family Therapy

(Director of MFT Field Education)
MSC Campbellsville University - Marriage and Family Therapy
BS Campbellsville University - Christian Studies
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Kenneth Hollis, Director, Marriage and Family Therapy

(Program Director)
B.S. University of Louisville - Sociology
M.Div. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Pastoral Care and Counseling
D.Min The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Family Ministry
PhD The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Christian Counseling/ Marriage and Family Studies
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Rahsheeno Griffith, Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

BS Boyce College - Christian Counseling
MA The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Biblical Counseling
MS Campbellsville University - Counseling
PhD - University of Louisiana at Monroe - Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Scott Wigginton, Associate Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA Western Kentucky University
M.Div. Th.M. & PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Tony Wakins, Marriage and Family Therapy

BS Campbellsville University - Christian Missions
M.A. Louisville Presbyterian Seminary - Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

M.M.F.T. Faculty Los Angeles Education Center:

Barbara (Bobbi) Jankovich, Marriage and Family Therapy
 
(Co-Director of Clinical Training and Placement)
BA University of California, Santa Barbara - Psychology
MA Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology - Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Fereshteh Mazdyasni, Marriage and Family Therapy

BS Pahlavi Shiraz University - Chemical Engineering
MS University of Southern California - Petroleum Engineering
MA Phillips Graduate Institute - Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor/ CAMFT Certified
Supervisor

Yvette Melvin, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA California State University, Northridge-Psychology
MA Phillips Graduate Institute - Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family
             Therapy, Specialization in Organizational Consulting.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Shelly Stee, MFT Site Director, Marriage and Family Therapy

(Site Director and Co-Director of Clinical Training and Placement)
BA University of New Mexico - English
MA Phillips Graduate Institute - Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Specialization in Post Modern Therapy in a Clinical Setting
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor/ CAMFT Certified
Supervisor

Clare Sobel, Marriage and Family Therapy

BA University of California, Santa Barbara-Communication Studies (Interpersonal)
MA Phillips Graduate Institute - Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Students Rights and Responsibilities

All students enrolled in programs provided by the School of Theology at Campbellsville University have the right:

  1. To be treated with dignity and respect:
  2. To fair and impartial treatment relative to issues of admission, continuance and termination in the MMFT program
  3. To inclusion in the decision-making process related to curriculum and program issues through the student representative to the division:

All students have a responsibility:

1. To uphold their respective professional code of ethics;
2. To be an active participant in the learning process and the development of the professional self which includes values, attitudes, self-awareness and professional skills.  To sign and provide a promissory agreement with the program (Appendix B). The signature pledges your commitment to provide the program your employment location and responsibilities for a period of not less than three years after graduation. This information is kept within a secure, password protected computer, and used only for assessment purposes. The data requested does not include social security number, but it does include date of birth, age at graduation, race, gender, student ID, contact information, agency name, supervising employers name, location of employment (address), work activities, and your willingness to supervise a student in the future if requested. The information is kept for immediate and future evaluation and is not shared with the Alumni Office or the Business Office.

Graduate Examination

Prior to graduation, all MMFT must successfully complete a comprehensive examination consisting of MFT content in order to receive their diploma. Students are eligible to take the comprehensive examination once coursework is satisfactorily completed. Students must pass the comprehensive examination before they participate in graduation activities. A passing score is 70% or higher. If a student does not succeed in their first attempt to pass the examination an analysis of concern areas is conducted and the student is provided an additional opportunity to improve knowledge, skills and their performance by retesting.

Grade Point Average

No student may graduate with a MFT Program GPA of less than 3.0 or more than one C in their graduate coursework.

Non-Academic Behavior

Students, at a minimum, are expected to follow the University behavioral conduct of code (see Appendix C). In addition, students are expected to adhere to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics (http://www.aamft.org). Students accused or suspected of violating the University Code and/or the AAMFT Code of Ethics will be referred to the University Judicial Council and/or the Graduate Committee for review. Sanctions may range from a verbal reprimand to University dismissal, dependent upon the severity of the violation.

The following constitute examples for which termination from the program will be seriously considered:

  1.  Violation of the intent/spirit of the AAMFT Code of Ethics and professional values. For example, if there is:  
    1. Failure to respect the dignity and promote the welfare of clients.
    2.  Intentional harm to client’s, peers or research subjects.
    3.  A professional relationship boundary violation/s.       
    4. Plagiarism
  2.  Impaired performance secondary to alcohol and/or substance abuse.
  3. Criminal conviction.
  4. Poor performance in the Field Practicum even after remediation, intervention or arbitration.

If an MFT faculty member identifies issues of concern related to student performance as described above, the student will be notified in writing of the issues of concern. If not resolved, the faculty member may ask for a review to be conducted by the MMFT faculty. A student may be invited to present his/her comments to the committee, depending upon the nature of the issue. Decisions of the committee may include:

  1. Continuance in the program
  2. Provisional continuance in the program; continuance will be permitted provided specific criteria are met within a specified time frame. The criteria will be specified in writing and a follow-up meeting will be held to consider whether the criteria have been met.
  3. Termination from the MMFT program.

Appeal of Non-Academic Behavior Sanctions

The student dissatisfied with the decision of the MMFT Program Committee (consisting of the MMFT Program Director, faculty, and staff) may file an appeal as follows: Students may file an appeal about a decision made by the MMFT Program Committee for issues such as program continuance or termination. To appeal the student must file a written grievance, submit it to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and schedule a hearing with the Academic Council through the office of the VPAA at 270-789-5231 (special accommodations for technology may be available for extended campus students). No legal council is necessary or permitted. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Council when their appeal is discussed.

Course Policies

Student Class Participation and Attendance

Students are required to attend ALL class sessions. Professional functioning typically involves collegial sharing and peer support. By being present in class students develop a commitment to, and a skill in, mutual problem solving. Each class builds on previous material, which further enhances the need for consistent attendance. A professional degree trains students to become professionals in the workplace. It is important for students to begin practicing a good work ethic in the classroom that will be essential for field practicum and later employment. For this reason, class attendance is mandatory.

Classroom Behavior

Students are expected to learn collegiality and to develop listening skills. Professional collegiality demands respect for another’s viewpoints and statements. Listening is both a skill and an art that requires ongoing practice. In class and in the field, students are expected to demonstrate collegiality, respect and the ability to listen and hold confidences. Side conversations, dozing, texting, using technology for non-coursework, doing homework, etc., while an instructor, guest speaker, or fellow student is talking is impolite and inappropriate. Students conducting impolite or inappropriate activities may be asked to leave the classroom or have points deducted from course grade.

Student Papers

Effective written expression is essential for professional practitioners whose records often decide a client’s fate, as in court and medical cases. Thus, students are expected to always present their ideas clearly and properly. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are to be correct in all papers submitted. Papers are to be typed, double-spaced and conform to professional American Psychological Association (APA) standards of writing. Papers not conforming to these standards of style and exactness will be returned without a grade. Papers demonstrating serious deficiencies in common English usage will also be returned without a grade.

Please note that students are also expected to attain a level of writing consistent with mental health assessments and evaluations. This means having:

  1. Opinions with sufficient explanations
  2.  A clear purpose
  3. Logical organization
  4. Relevant and adequate data     
  5. Consideration of alternative hypotheses
  6. Data that is consistent with the interpretation provided
  7. Reliance in more than a single source of data (resource)
  8. Avoidance of jargon, pejorative terms and gratuitous comments
  9. Proper test usage

Source: Grisso, T. (2012). Guidance for improving forensic reports: a review of common errors. Journal of Forensic Psychology. Open publication. Retrieved from http://www.forensicpsychologyunbound.ws/OAJFP/Volume_2_2010_files /Grisso%202010- 2.pdf

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty falls into one of two categories: cheating and plagiarism.
(a) Cheating is the violation of classroom rules of honesty with respect to examinations and assignments. Any student helping another student cheat is as guilty as the student assisted. Students found guilty of cheating will receive a failing grade of F for the course. (b) Plagiarism is defined as representing or repeating the words or ideas of someone else as one’s own in any academic exercise. Therefore, all of the writing that you do for a course must be your own and must be exclusively for that course, unless the professor stipulates differently. Pay special attention to the accuracy of the quotations, paraphrases, summaries, and documentation practices you use in your assignments. If you have any questions about plagiarism, please ask your professor. If you plagiarize, your professor reserves the right to grant you a failing grade for the assignment or the course, and your situation will be reported to the Dean of the School of Theology.

Late Assignments and Exams

Students are expected to submit assignments at the beginning of the class period on the identified due date. Late work policy is determined for each course by the respective professor. Catastrophic circumstances that might occur on an exam day will be individually evaluated by the professor.

Incomplete Grades

“Incompletes” are not automatically granted to a student who fails to complete the requirements for a particular course.  Students requesting an incomplete must submit the appropriate paperwork for their professor’s approval before the end of the term (copies of which are found in your syllabus or can be obtained from your professor or from the program director).  This paperwork includes a plan to complete the course within the next 12-months.  Grades of ” complete” will become an “F” after 12-months.  Students can only carry three “incompletes”. Any student with more than three incompletes will not be allowed to register for future terms until at least one incomplete has been removed.

Grievance and Appeals

Informal Complaints- We encourage students, faculty, supervisors, and staff to work on complaints and disputes with one another informally to resolve them.  If the individuals involved in the grievance are unable to resolve their dispute on their own, they are encouraged to meet with a professor of their choosing.  If the issue is still not resolved, the individuals involved are encouraged to meet with the program director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program. If the grievance is not able to be resolved through the informal process, you may choose to file a formal complaint.

Formal Complaints - In the instance of a grievance occurring with the faculty or staff of the Marriage and Family Therapy program, the student should initiate dialogue with the person with whom s/he has a grievance.  Grievances need to be presented in writing.  If the grievance is over a grade, the grievance must be filed within two weeks of the grade being posted.

Should the student not be satisfied with the outcome, s/he should then appeal in writing to the Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program. If the student is still not satisfied with the outcome, s/he should appeal directly in writing to the Dean of the School of Theology.  The next appeal is to the Provost of the University.

Likewise, in regard to the grievance process for student-to-student grievances, the student should initiate dialogue with the other student in question.  If resolution is not reached, the student with the grievance should appeal in writing to the faculty of the Marriage and Family Therapy program via the Program Director.  If the student is still not satisfied with the outcome, s/he will be encouraged to appeal in writing to the Dean of the School of Theology. Further appeals should be made to the Provost of the University.

Affirmative Action

Campbellsville University is committed to Affirmative Action and providing equal opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, creed, disability, religion or political affiliation. Campbellsville University does not discriminate on the basis of any of the aforementioned characteristics in policies relating to student admissions, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate credit may be transferred from another regionally accredited graduate institution if those credits are deemed equivalent to the course requirements of this graduate program. Transfers must be approved before beginning coursework in this program. Approval of transfer credits may be granted after an examination of the transfer request (accompanied by appropriate documentation) by the dean of the School of Theology and the director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program. Transfer courses must be full-term courses from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (SACS, MSCHE, etc.) and not workshops. Workshops are not accepted as graduate courses. While workshops are valuable for increasing knowledge, a collection of workshops is not acceptable for university credit. When entering the graduate program, students are pledging their commitment to complete this program as designed.

Life Experiences

No credit is given for life or work experiences. No credit is given for field or practicum activities that occurred prior to the completion of 18 credit hours in the MMFT program.

Practicum

The Master in Marriage and Family Therapy requires practicum experience of 500 hours of direct client contact, and 10-credit hours of MFT690 (Practicum). Students may begin their practicum experience after they have successfully completed (a) 18 credit hours of prerequisite courses, (b) Introduction to Practicum and (c) 12-hours of individual therapy provided at no cost to the student.  Students in practicum will met 1-hour per week for individual supervision and 1-hour per week for group supervision.  Students must be enrolled in practicum as long as they are seeing clients. Practicum process and requirements can be found in detail in the CU Well handbook.

Surveys

The MMFT Program will send out two surveys per year. The first is an Alumni Survey, which will be sent to all MMFT Alumni once a year. This survey will be sent out via Survey Monkey, and both will protect the privacy of our MFT alumni, their supervisors and their employers. The purpose of the Alumni Survey is to provide the program with information as to how the student is practicing marriage and family therapy, what position graduates hold within their agency/organization, their current volunteer/mission activities, their rating of their MFT preparation, their current status toward licensure, whether they have pursued supervision or doctoral studies, their use and skills in research since graduation, and their service populations and interaction with populations-at-risk (domestic and foreign, regardless of age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation).

The second survey is an Employers Survey. The purpose of this survey is to obtain information from employers regarding the practice of our alumni (knowledge of MFT theories, therapeutic skills, ability to practice ethically, ability to practice with diverse populations, etc.). These surveys will be sent out to our alumni along with a request that they share the link with their employers and/or supervisors. Again, neither the employer nor the alumni will be identified in any way.

For additional statements and policies, please see the MMFT Program Handbook.

Master of Theology (M.Th.)

Faculty and Staff for M.Th.

Dean of the School
John E. Hurtgen, Ph.D.

B.A., University of Louisville; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Post-Doctoral Studies, University of Louisville

Full Time Faculty/Areas of Instruction

Joe Early, Ph.D./Church History, Theology, Philosophy
B.S., Cumberland College; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Shane Garrison, Ed.D./Educational Ministries, Pastoral Leadership
B.S., Campbellsville University; M.Div., M.A. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Twyla Hernandez, Ph.D./Christian Missions
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ken Hollis, Ph.D./Pastoral Care and Counseling, Pastoral Ministry
B.S., University of Louisville; M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mike O’Neal, Ph.D./Old Testament
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Tommy Valentine, Ph.D./Pastoral Ministry and Preaching
B.S., University of Louisville; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Scott E. Wigginton, Ph.D./Pastoral Leadership
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Terry L. Wilder, Ph.D./Biblical Studies
B.A. and M.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.Div BL, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Secretary, Campbellsville Main Campus, Sherry Bowen; slbowen@campbellsville.edu; 270-789-5029
Director, Graduate Enrollment, Monica Bamwine; mkbamwine@campbellsville.edu; 270-789-5221
Online Enrollment and Retention Coordinator, Joscelyn Smith, jlsmith@campbellsville.edu; 270-789-5352
Assistant Director, Louisville Education Center, Chris Conver; cconver@campbellsville.edu; 502-753-0264, x6010
MTh Advisor, Conover Education Center/Harrodsburg, Dr. Tommy Valentine; stvalentine@campbellsville.edu; (859) 605-1389

Admissions to the Master of Theology Program

Students who wish to be admitted to graduate studies in the School of Theology must first complete all application procedures required by the Office of Admissions of the University. When admission to the University’s graduate studies program is completed, their application materials will be forwarded to the Dean of the School of Theology for assessment.

The following are required for admission to Campbellsville University’s Master of Theology Program:

  1. Application for graduate studies available at www.campbellsville.edu.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. Eighteen hours of undergraduate coursework in the area of Christian Studies, Religion, Theology or Christian Ministry from a regionally accredited college or university OR a Masters degree (such as M.A., M.Div.) OR applicable graduate courses in Theology, Christian Ministry, or Bible.
  4. Overall GPA of 2.7.
  5. If undergraduate overall GPA is less than 3.0, one of the following written examinations maybe required: Official report of a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 750 points (before 8/1/11) or 283 (after 8/1/11), or the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 350, or a previous Master’s degree from an accredited institution (or at least 30 hours in a planned program of study with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0)
  6. Philosophy of Ministry Essay (2-3 pages), in which the applicant briefly summarizes his or her conversion and call to ministry, current title and place of ministry and current philosophy of ministry.
  7. Two letters of reference: one from an academician and one from a minister, both well-acquainted with the applicant’s life and work.
  8. Applicants may transfer a total of 12 graduate hours in Christian Studies from a regionally accredited degree program. Transfer credit must carry a grade of “B” or better.
  9. International applicants:
    • whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a college or university in the U. S. must submit a score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79-80 (internet- based), on the TEST of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    • must send a World Education Services (WES) Transcript Evaluation (see website, www.wes.org) to the Office of Graduate Admissions for any work completed at foreign institutions.
    • who do not hold a U.S. permanent resident visa (green card) must submit evidence of financial support before an 1-20 form can be processed.
  10. A telephone or face-to-face interview with John Hurtgen, Dean of the School of Theology, (Main Campus).

Application and Document Submission

Harrodsburg applicants should submit required documents to the following address:

Campbellsville University
1150 Danville Rd.
Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Louisville Education Center applicants should submit required documents to the following address:

Campbellsville University
CU Louisville
2300 Greene Way
Louisville, KY 40220

Online students should submit application and required documents as directed by Online Grad Admissions counselors.
Go to https://online.campbellsville.edu/online-degrees/masters-theology/.

Comprehensive Philosophy of Ministry Essay

Each student submitted a two or three-page minimum Philosophy of Ministry Essay as an applicant into the program. In the student’s last graduate term, he or she must complete in addition to all coursework, a Comprehensive Essay. The Comprehensive Essay allows the student to (1) update the Philosophy of Ministry statement made at application into the program and (2) synthesize the 18-hour area of emphasis with his or her Philosophy of Ministry statement.

The student will follow the instructions below.

  • The student will declare to the advisor intent to write the Comprehensive Essay at the beginning of his or her last graduate term.
  • Compose a seven to ten page critical essay (New Times Roman font, 1” margins, double-spaced, excluding cover page [title, your name, date, advisor’s name]) in which you update your Philosophy of Ministry statement in light of your 18-hour emphasis.
    • Synthesize your understanding of the philosophy and practice of Christian ministry with the knowledge and skills that were part of your seminar coursework. In light of your 18-hour emphasis respond to the following questions (be as specific as possible).
    • How would you now describe your philosophy of Christian ministry?
    • How has study in your area of emphasis altered, expanded, and/or given new vision for your philosophy of ministry?
    • What sources and resources do you now hold as necessary for ministry?
    • What new goals do you set for yourself and for your ministry?
    • Submit the essay to your advisor as per the following time schedule.
    • December Graduation: Essay is due on or before November 15.
    • May Graduation: Essay is due on or before April 15.
    • August Graduation: Essay is due on or before July 1.

Financial Aid

Students who wish complete financial aid information related to all students in the University are advised to consult the current University Bulletin/Catalog and the University’s office of Financial Aid. Information related to student aid available specifically for candidates for the M.Th. degree in the School of Theology is also available. Students are encouraged to request application materials from Dean John Hurtgen and Secretary Sherry Bowen. An appropriate form will be sent in a timely way to those making such an inquiry.

The following two sources are available:
General Student Fund: Limited funds are available to School of Theology students who demonstrate financial need. Partial scholarship assistance on a semester-by-semester basis is available.
The George W. and Myrtle Howell Memorial Scholarship: this scholarship is available to assist students who have a paid position in a Baptist Church and who show definite financial need.

Academic Terms

  • There are six 8-week Graduate Terms (G1-G6).
  • Students may enter the program prior to any of the graduate terms.
  • M.Th. online courses are offered each graduate term (G1-G6).
  • At least 1 onsite course is offered every graduate term at the Louisville Education Center.
  • Students may complete the program in 12-15 months, if they consistently take at least two courses per graduate term.
  • Additional information is available at www.campbellsville.edu/theology.

Master of Divinity (M.Div)

Follow your calling and become equipped to advance the gospel through the church and into the world with Campbellsville University’s Master of Divinity program.

Through this academically rigorous program, you’ll explore Christianity in-depth and develop the leadership skills it takes to do Christ’s work in the church and on the mission field. Delivered with an asynchronous course schedule, the Master of Divinity (MDiv) allows you to balance your professional responsibilities with your studies while you prepare for a rewarding calling in ministry.

REAL-WORLD PREPARATION

With our Master of Divinity online program, you can change the world for Christ. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Pastor a church or serve on a church staff.
  • Serve as a military chaplain.
  • Serve in cross-culture and international missions.
  • Lead a non-profit, faith-based organization

MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Program Director:  Dr. Terry Wilder/ (270) 789-5039/ tlwilder@campbellsville.edu
  • Website:  www.campbellsville.edu/mdiv
  • 8-week graduate terms (G1-G6)
  • Students can enter the program at the beginning of any graduate term
  • Length of program:  75 credit hours
  • Format:  Fully online.
  • Tuition:  $299 per credit hour. The degree is the most affordable MDiv in the region.
  • Three Tracks:  Biblical Studies, Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy, and Ministry and Missions Leadership

Faculty and Staff for M.Div.

John E. Hurtgen, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Theology
B.A., University of Louisville; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Post-Doctoral Studies, University of Louisville

Terry L. Wilder, Director, Master of Divinity
B.A. and M.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.Div BL, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Joe Early, Ph.D./Church History, Theology, Philosophy
B.S., Cumberland College; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Shane Garrison, Ed.D./Educational Ministries, Pastoral Leadership
B.S., Campbellsville University; M.Div., M.A. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Twyla Hernandez, Ph.D./Christian Missions
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ken Hollis, Ph.D./Pastoral Care and Counseling, Pastoral Ministry
B.S., University of Louisville; M.Div., D.Min., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mike O’Neal, Ph.D./Old Testament
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Tommy Valentine, Ph.D./Pastoral Ministry and Preaching
B.S., University of Louisville; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Scott E. Wigginton, Ph.D./Pastoral Leadership
B.A., Western Kentucky University; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Secretary, Campbellsville Main Campus, Sherry Bowen; slbowen@campbellsville.edu; 270-789-5029
Director, Graduate Enrollment, Monica Bamwine; mkbamwine@campbellsville.edu; 270-789-5221
Online Enrollment and Retention Coordinator, Joscelyn Smith, jlsmith@campbellsville.edu; 270-789-5352
 

Admissions to the Master of Divinity Program

  • Online application - www.campbellsville.edu/apply
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • If the student’s overall undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, the applicant must complete either the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or the MAT (Miller Analogy Test).
  • Philosophy of Ministry Essay (2-3 pages), in which the applicant briefly summarizes his or her conversion and call to ministry, current title and place of ministry and current philosophy of ministry.
  • Submit two reference letters, one from an academician and one from a ministry mentor.

MDiv Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credits will be evaluated by the School of Theology Dean and/or the Master of Divinity program director. Up to 50 credit hours may be transferred. Courses with a letter grade of “B” or better from a regionally accredited graduate program will be considered.

Financial Aid

Students who wish to complete financial aid information are advised to consult the current University Bulletin/Catalog and the University’s Office of Financial Aid.  Information related to student aid available specifically for candidates for all degree programs.  The following two scholarship opportunities are available:

School of Theology Scholarship:  limited funds are available to School of Theology graduate students who demonstrate financial need. Partial scholarship assistance on a semester-by-semester basis is available.

The George W. and Myrtle Howell Memorial Scholarship: this scholarship is available to assist School of Theology graduate students who have a paid position in a Baptist Church and who show definite financial need.

Master of Marriage and Family Studies (M.M.F.S.)

The Master of Marriage and Family Studies Degree Purpose:

The Master of Marriage and Family Studies is offered to enhance career opportunities and prepare graduates with the knowledge to apply systemic and developmental concepts in working with families, couples, and individuals in a variety of agency, faith based, and employment contexts. 

MMFS Program Values:

A Christian commitment to act and serve responsibly
The promotion of ethical and competent family systems practices 
A respect for diversity among people and other cultures
A commitment to empower individual, couples and families
Promotion of life-long learning 

Criteria and Processes for Student Admissions:


Applicants to the MMFS Program at Campbellsville University must meet the University’s Graduate Council requirements in order to be considered for admissions. Requirements are:
1.     A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2.     Completion of an application for the Master of Marriage and Family Studies degree.
3.     Official transcripts from all universities attended.  A student with a GPA of 3.0 will receive unconditional acceptance. A student with a GPA below 2.9 will receive conditional acceptance (student cannot earn a “C” during first 4 classes).
4.     Three letters of recommendation regarding academic potential for graduate study.
5.     Statement of interest for pursuing the MMFS degree.  
6.     Interview with MMFS Admissions Committee.  The MMFS Admissions Committee consists of the MMFT Program Director and faculty members. Each member in attendance during the student interview recommends one of the following actions:
1.     Full acceptance
2.     Conditional acceptance, specifying conditions that must be improved or corrected. 
3.     Denial
After application materials are reviewed and the interview is completed, the program director will notify the applicant as to the decision of the MMFS Admissions Committee.

Please submit your MMFT Program application materials to:    Campbellsville University, LEC - South, 4420 Dixie Highway, Suite 230, Louisville, KY 40216 
                                                                                                    
Applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed continually. The Marriage and Family Studies degree accepts new students at the beginning of each new academic term. Applications are reviewed and interviews scheduled once ALL materials have been received by the program. In order to register for courses in your desired term of study, the application materials must be processed and the entrance interview conducted 30 days in advance of the term beginning fall or spring.

The 30-credit hour program has a delivery system that includes approximately 50% of the academic course work online and the remaining coursework in a face-to-face delivery format. To accommodate non-traditional students, face-to-face courses are offered in the evenings one night a week or during the daytime two days a week. Courses are scheduled in eight-week terms.

MMFS students can only have one “C” on their transcript and be eligible to graduate.  If a student has three “C“‘s or three “Incompletes” on their transcript during their academic process, that student will be asked to either re-take a course or complete an incomplete course before being allowed to continue in the program.

Program Dissemination:

 All MMFS courses are taught by a team of doctoral faculty. While the teaching faculty is primarily composed of Marriage and Family Therapists, it is supported by three other disciplines (Psychology, Theology, and Christian Studies) when the requirements of a specific class necessitate. Nearly half of the curriculum is taught online, and all face-to-face courses are available in the day or evening to accommodate the adult learner.

Faculty for M.M.F.S.


Dale Bertram, Marriage and Family Therapy 
BA  Eastern New Mexico University - double major in Religion and Speech Communication,
MA  Eastern New Mexico University - Religion
MEd  Albertson College of Idaho - General Counseling
PhD  Nova-Southeastern University - Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor


Kenneth Hollis, Theology/ Marriage and Family Therapy  (Program Director)
B.S.  University of Louisville - Sociology
M.Div.  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Pastoral Care and Counseling
D.Min  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Family Ministry
PhD  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Christian Counseling/Marriage and Family Studies
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor


Rahsheeno Griffith, Marriage and Family Therapy
BS  Boyce College - Christian Counseling
MA  The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Biblical Counseling
MS  Campbellsville University - Counseling
PhD - University of Louisiana at Monroe - Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Scott Wigginton, Theology - Theology/ Marriage and Family Therapy 
BA Western Kentucky University
M.Div. Th.M. & PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ AAMFT Approved Supervisor
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Programs

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

Master of Theology

Master of Divinity

Master of Marriage and Family Studies