Policies and Handbooks


Updates to 2017-2018 Brite Student Handbook EFFECTIVE 01/01/2018

Academic Conduct and Plagiarism
Grading and Grade Appeals

General Information

Dean’s Welcome
Mission and History
Corporate Relationships and Accreditation
Non-Discrimination Policies
Board of Trustees
Administrative Officers and Staff
Permanent Faculty and Emerita-Faculty
Occasional Faculty
Programmatic Initiatives


Master of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Philosophy
Applicants without a Completed Undergraduate Degree
International Applicant
Transfer of Credits and Degree Transfers
Background Checks
Orientation Requirements

Student Financial Support and Policies

Program and Housing Rates
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Student Initiated Withdrawal and Refund


Fall 2017
Spring 2018

Common Life and Student Services  

Student Services
Open Door and Grievance Policy
Weekly and Annual Events
Inclusive Language
Brite Student Association Constitution
Student Interest Groups

Codes of Conduct

Rights and Responsibilities
Open Door and Grievance Policy
Student Code of Conduct
Title IX Policy
Electronics and Computer Policies
Procedures in Response to Violations of Codes of Conduct

Academic Information and Policies

General Academic Policies
Advising and Registration
Attendance Policies
Academic Conduct and Plagiarism
Academic Probation and Dismissal
Student Initiated Withdrawals
Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Course Numbering System
Grading and Grade Appeals
Guidelines for Term Papers
Library Policies
Field Education and Supervised Ministry
Graduate Assistantships
Teaching Assistants

Degree Program Requirements

Master of Divinity
Master of Divinity Outcomes and Characteristics
Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
Master of Theological Studies
Certificate of Theological Studies
Collaborative Degree Programs – Neeley
Collaborative Degree Programs – Social Work
Master of Theology
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation
Doctor of Philosophy PT in Pastoral Theology

Course Listing

Recent Courses of Instruction

Academic Forms

General Forms

Independent Study
Transfer Credit Request
Advanced Standing
Recording Agreement

Certificate Forms

Biblical Studies Certificate Application
Black Church Studies Certificate Application
History Theology and Ethics Certificate Application
Military Chaplaincy Certificate Application
Pastoral Care Certificate Application
Sexual and Gender Justice Certificate Application
Sexual and Gender Justice Advising Form

Certificate of Theological Studies Forms

CTS Advising Form
CTS Advising Form_UMC

Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry Forms

MATM Advising Form
MATM Advising Form_UMC

Master of Divinity Forms

MDiv Baptist Advising Sheet M
MDiv Disciples Advising Sheet
MDiv Episcopal Advising Sheet
MDiv Nondenom Advising Sheet
MDiv UMC Advising Sheet
MDiv Presbyterian Advising Sheet

Master of Theological Studies Forms

MTS Advising Form
MTS Final Exercise

Master of Theology Forms

ThM Index of Forms
ThM Audit Application
ThM Request Extension Beyond Four Years
ThM Advising Form BIIN HB or NT
ThM Advising Form Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care
ThM Advising Form History and Theology
ThM Modern Language Requirement BIIN and History & Theology
ThM Research Methodologies Requirement (PTPC)
ThM Ancient Languages Diagnostic Test BIIN
ThM Thesis Approval Form for ThM Thesis
ThM Thesis Title Page
ThM Thesis Signature Page
ThM Copyright Restrictions
ThM Results of Oral Exam of ThM Thesis

Doctor of Ministry Forms

DMin Index of Forms
DMin Audit Form
DMin Request for Extension Beyond Six Years
DMin Advising Form
DMin Proposal Approval Form
DMin Project Title Page
DMin Project Signature Page
DMin Copyright Restrictions
DMin Results of Oral Exam of DMin Project

Doctor of Philosophy Forms

PhD Index of Forms
PhD Audit Application
PhD Request Extension of Program Beyond Seven Yrs
PhD Advising Form-BIIN
PhD AdvisingForm PTPC
PhD Petition to Substitute Brite Course Units
PhD Modern Lang-Manual
PhD Biblical Hebrew-Greek Diagnostic Test
Ph D Qualifying Exam Application PT
PhD Qualifying Exams Results PT
PhD A-D Books and Lit of Early Judaism Application BIIN-HB
PhD L of EC-Qualifying Exam Application BIIN-NT
PhD Hebrew Exam Application and Result BIIN
PhD Greek Exam Application and Results BIIN
PhD Qualifying Exams Results BIIN
PhD Extension of Time-Qualifying Exams
PhD Six-Month Extension-Dissertation Proposal
PhD Dissertation Proposal Approval Form
PhD Dissertation Final Title Page
PhD Dissertation Signature Page
PhD Copyright Restrictions
PhD Results of Oral Dissertation
PhD Travel Grant Application

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