DMiss Cohorts

The DMiss program is organized around a group of six to twelve students who build community as a cohort, enabling each member to contribute to maximizing each other's research. Cohorts are comprised of students who come with a variety of research interests, ministry backgrounds and leadership experiences, contributing to a uniquely informed learning environment.

The cohort becomes a collaborative learning community in which student dialogue with, learn from, and critically engage other members as guided by the cohort faculty mentor(s). While much of the coursework and research will be completed independently, students and their cohort mentors interact online on a regular basis.

Cohorts Accepting Applications

Completed applications will be reviewed for admission into the DMiss Program in the fall, winter, summer and spring. Please note that you may apply for these cohorts at any time up until the "Final Application Deadline" for that particular cohort.

Spring 2015 - General Missiology (Weaver)

Spring 2015 General Missiology Cohort

Cohort Mentor: Dr. Alan Weaver
Beginning of Term: March 30, 2015
Cohort Class Dates: UPDATED: June 1 - 12, 2015
Location: Pasadena, California
Final Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 
4 year Schedule

Doctor of Missiology Cohort with Alan Weaver from Fuller Theological Seminary on Vimeo

Fall 2015 - General Missiology (Lingenfelter)

Fall 2015 General Missiology

Cohort Mentors: Drs. Sherwood and Judy Lingenfelter
Beginning of Term: September 28, 2015
Cohort Class Dates:  November 30 - December 11, 2015
Location: Pasadena, California
Final Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
4 year Schedule

Doctor of Missiology: General Missiology Cohort 2015 from Fuller Theological Seminary on Vimeo.

Fall 2015 - India Cohort (Shaw)

Fall 2015 India Cohort (Doctor of Missiology/Doctor of Intercultural Studies)


Cohort MentorDr. R. Daniel Shaw   

Shaw pic
Beginning of Term: September 28, 2015
Cohort Class Dates:  Being planned for December 2015*   

Location: Agra, India** 
Early Consideration Application Deadlines: January 23, April 17, 2015
Final Consideration Application Deadline: July 17, 2015

India 2 This cohort will be of particular significance to those interested in research based Doctoral study on the Indian Sub-continent.
This vast region with its long mission history, cultural and religious diversity and strategic interests offers ample opportunity
for contemporary study reflecting intercultural interests. The focus will be regional rather than topical, allowing students
with a wide range of interests relating to culture, religion and mission to join and gain insight from others in the region.

 India6 *In order to run, cohorts must meet a minimum number of applicants and thus admitted students.
We therefore encourage applicants to this cohort to apply by the early consideration deadlines so that we can gauge
the interest in this cohort in order to confirm, as early as possible, its being launched in Fall 2015.




If you have questions about the application process, please contact, Katy Johnston,

4 year Schedule 
(choose "Cohort: India, Dan Shaw (Fa2015)" from the menu list)

NOTE: Students in the DMiss degree program may elect to have their doctorate degree designated as Doctor of Missiology degree (DMiss) or as a Doctor of Intercultural Studies Degree (DIS). The election must be made by the time of submission of the Application for Graduation. Once the degree has been awarded the election is non-revocable, non-changeable, and permanent. Students seeking further information on this process should contact the DMiss Coordinator:

** cohorts are currently approved to be overseas for 3 of the 4 years. The final year (1 week intensive) is thus currently planned for Pasadena, CA.

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