Complete Your Degree

Earn your bachelor's degree in as little as 10 months.

DWU and United have eliminated barriers. 

If you have completed or are currently completing the Course of Study (COS), Certificate in Service & Leadership (CSL), or Certificate in Theology and Ministry (CTM) program, there's a path to earn a B.A. degree.

Course of Study, Certificate in Theology and Ministry, Certificate in Service & Leadership

  • Course of Study (COS) is a 20-course program that educates clergy in the Methodist church. There are dozens of licensing schools that administer the COS. 
  • Certificate in Theology and Ministry (CTM), similar to COS, is an online program offered through United Theological Seminary teaching students basic theological foundation for ministry. 
  • Certificate in Service and Leadership (CSL) is an equivalent program offered through United Theological Seminary equipping students for service in a variety of ministries in a church. 

DWU will grant at least 24 credits for scholars who have completed or are currently completing these programs from any qualified licensing school. 

Credits granted for all three programs can be applied toward DWU's online degree programs. You can choose to complete a 100% online associate or bachelor's degree in either Nonprofit Administration or Organizational Leadership. 

Combine your COS, CTM or CSL courses with your DWU courses and your professional life experience to earn a degree! 

Want to learn more?

What can you expect in DWU's
degree completion program?

At least 24 credits granted for the completion of the COS, CSL, CTM 


100% online


7-week courses

Applied projects that relate directly to your work
Full-time and part-time options available
Interested in Applying?
"DWU has been instrumental in helping me complete my bachelor's degree. I'm 55 years old and dropped out of college after my freshman year in 1987. For years, I made excuses as to why I wouldn't go back to school. From the moment I stepped onto the campus to find out more about the PCL program, I felt this was the place to go back and complete the degree. The staff, professors, and fellow scholars have been encouraging and instrumental in the degree completion. DWU cares, and that is very important."
- Troy Merseal, Lead Pastor



Scholarship Information

The following programs may be available to you. 

Local Foundations 

Check with your local denominational Foundation office. Your conference, synod, presbetary and local church may also have scholarship money available.

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (United Methodist Only)

Applications open December 15th and will close March 24th. 

If interested, complete a general application form. GBHEM will match your application to the scholarship that best fits your needs. 

United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (United Methodist Only) 

If interested, you should complete a general application form. UMHEF will match your application to the scholarship that best fits your needs. 

Dollars for Scholars Program 

Dollars for Scholars is a unique source of funding with its own application process. Applications close in March annually. You may be eligible for both a general scholarship and a Dollars for Scholars award.

Your Contact

As you explore this offering, you will work with an admissions representative. 

Fredel Thomas, MBA

Vice President of Admissions and Marketing

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