Doctor of Ministry Degree

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

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The Doctor of Ministry is a 30-credit hour program designed to enhance the knowledge, skills, and research ability of people who are currently engaged in ministry. The program is built upon the foundation offered by the Master of Divinity degree or a graduate-level equivalent. Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Ministry must have at least three (3) years of ministry experience. 

All of the courses are available as online, eight-week courses. Each semester, select courses are made available as optional one-week on-campus intensives. DMIN 885 and DMIN 890 are sixteen-week online courses guided by the candidate’s doctoral faculty mentor. 

Academic Program

  • 30-hour doctoral program
    • 6 hours in Core Courses
    • 9 hours in Cognate Courses
    • 6 hours in Research Courses
    • 9 hours in Doctoral Candidate Courses


  • Biblical Studies
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church Revitalization
  • Discipleship
  • Evangelism and Church Planting
  • Expository Preaching and Teaching
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Theology and Apologetics
  • Worship

Program of Study

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DMIN Program and Thesis Project Manual

Potential Careers

  • Senior pastor
  • Church staff member
  • Missionary
  • College or seminary professor
  • Chaplain

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