Taking an online course and need to access Course Connect? Click here. Download the informational guide GETTING STARTED WITH ONLINE LEARNING HERE
To reserve your hotel room, please click the link below. The Residence Marriott at the District at Eastover Reservations must be made by the student. Make sure you select the correct dates for your class. You must provide a credit card to secure your reservation, but not charges will be applied. You will pay the Center for Ministry directly for your stay if you choose the above option. You are free to make other arrangements for your stay if you desire. For Dining Options near Millsaps College Click Here
Before you register for Course of Study... You must have a copy of your Official Transcript to Register for Course of Study Classes. Your Official Transcript must be less than one year old. Official transcripts may be obtained by contacting the General Board of Higher Education in the United Methodist Church Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. COS 121 and COS 122 are prerequisites for all other COS classes. Courses should be taken in order, starting with year one (100 level courses) and ending with year five (500 level classes), Click here for the GBHEM Prerequisite Policy.
What is involved in an ONLINE COURSE? ZOOM meetings (Synchronous Work - done as a group at the same time) Independent work (reading & pre-work found in your syllabus) Course Connect - independent assignments done online at your own pace, but that have deadlines. You must do ALL sections of the course to receive credit. GBHEM requires that no student miss more than 20% of any COS Course. (20% = 4 hours)
Spring 2021 ONLINE April 12 - May 15, 2021 Registration Has Ended - These Courses are in Progress Now Zoom schedule (tentatively) for these classes in Friday evening & Saturday morning for the following dates: April 16 & 17; April 30 - May 1; May 14 & 15
Summer Session - Online Courses July 12 - August 14, 2021 Registration Ends June 29, 2021 Zoom schedule (tentatively) for these classes is on Friday evening & Saturday morning for the following dates: July 16 & 17; July 30 - July 31; August 13 & 14
Fall Session - Online Courses October 18 - November 19 Zoom Schedule for these classes is on Friday evening & Saturday morning for 3 weekends. Dates to be determined.
COS 121: Bible I: Introduction COS 221: Bible II: Torah & Israel's History COS 323: Congregational Care COS 421: Bible IV: Prophets, Psalms, & Wisdom COS 521: Bible V: Acts, Epistles, & Revelations
WInter Session Courses These classes will be offered again Winter 2022
COS 122: Theological Heritage I: Introduction COS 224: Administration & Polity COS 322: Theological Heritage III: Medieval/Reformation COS 424: Ethics COS 524: Theological Reflections: Practice of Ministry
COS 121 and COS 122 are prerequisites for all other courses. Courses should be taken in order, beginning with year one courses and culminating with year five courses.Please note that the course numbers have changed in recent years. If you have been taking classes since before 2015, we strongly encourage you to review the course catalog, the completion plan below and your official GBHEM transcript closely as you plan your schedule. A Course of Study Completion Plan is available here. MSCOS reserves the right to alter this schedule and/or faculty roster as needed at any time.
By pre-registering online, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the MSCOS policies and procedures as outlined in the 2021 course catalog, which can be downloaded above. All registrations must be signed by a student's District Superintendent and Local Pastor Registrar in order to be approved.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Mississippi Course of Study School? The Mississippi Course of Study School (MSCOS) at Millsaps College is a ministry education program dedicated to the formation of part-time United Methodist local pastors who are spiritually grounded, theologically responsible, relationally skilled, and professionally effective.
MSCOS is administered by the Center for Ministry and operates as an extension program of the regional Course of Study School at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. MSCOS is accredited through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
What are the MSCOS policies, procedures, fees, and schedules? For information on MSCOS policies, procedures, fees and schedules, download the 2021 MSCOS Policies and Procedures. For information on the General Board Policies and Guidelines, click here. For our Sexual and Racial Harassment Policy, click here.
How do I register? You may register for each course by clicking on the "click here" for each class. We no longer require a paper form for registration. Once you register for a class, your DS & local Conference Registrar will be emailed a notification automatically. DS's may then complete the approval process via email. Remember, when registering for upcoming courses, you may only take one course from each registration period.
You may also download our printable registration form, then mail or email your completed form (signed by your DS and Local Pastor Registrar) to our office. Please note that this is a slower process for registration. Once this is received, you will be emailed a link to your class for online registration.
2021 MSCOS Catalog Catalog includes printable registration form, and information on fees, payments, policies, and procedures. By registering online, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the policies and procedures outlined in the most recent 2021 MSCOS catalog.
For more information on the MS Course of Study Contact: The Center for Ministry Millsaps College Box 150041 1701 North State Street Jackson, MS 39210 601.974.1488 phone 601.974.1484 fax Rev Paige Swaim-Presley. Director ~ Rev Sherry Johnson, Associate Director ~ Ruby Medlin, Program Coordinator
Mailing Address: Box 150041, Millsaps College 1701 N. State Street Jackson, MS 39210