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Doctor of Ministry Degree

DMin Program Overview

Doctor of Ministry Degree

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin.) is an advanced degree for clergy and lay leaders with ministry experience who desire to deepen the spiritual resources from which they draw to serve their communities. The program focuses on sharpening the skills students already possess in order to enhance their knowledge and skills in specialized areas of ministry…

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Doctor of Ministry Degree

DMin. Program Requirements 

Applicants to the Doctor of Ministry degree program are required to have completed:

  • a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree received from an institution that is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), or
  • a graduate theological degree from an accredited school outside North America that in the judgment of the Admissions Committee meets the standard of an ATS-accredited school, or
  • the educational equivalent of an accredited MDiv degree in the form of one or more degrees received from an institution of higher education recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or a Canadian provincial quality assurance agency.


DMin Requirements

Additional Requirements

All applicants are expected to have completed a minimum of three years of ministry experience subsequent to the applicant’s first graduate theological degree. In considering exceptions to this expectation, the DMin Admissions Committee will consider the number of years of ministerial experience of the applicant prior to completing the MDiv, and the specific nature of the applicant’s ministry in the context of the religious community or faith-based institution to which the person is related.

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Doctor of Ministry Degree

Areas of Focus

  • Urban Ministry
  • General Ministry (The Arts of Ministry)
    • Cohorts
      • English, Spanish, Korean
      • Multi-faith Ministry
      • Social Justice Ministry
      • Urban Renewal Leadership and Change
      • Political Theology and Pastoral Leadership

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