What is the Doctor of Ministry Program?

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional degree providing qualified students the opportunity to achieve a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry. The degree is built on prerequisites including the Master of Divinity degree or equivalent theological preparation, high intellectual achievement and professional capability, and substantial professional experience in ministry.



  • MDiv degree or its equivalent from an ATS-accredited college, university, or seminary OR
  • A master's degree in a ministry-related area from an accredited college, university or seminary and demonstrate proficiency by meeting the established criteria outlined in the admission policies.
  • 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA 
  • Substantial ministry experience: Normally, full-time vocational ministry experience of at least three years is the minimum requirement. Exceptions can be made considering a combination of age, part-time and/or co-vocational ministry, and combined length and scope of service. The Professional Doctoral Committee will approve exceptions at the time of admission. 


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Program Elements (12 hours)

Program Overview Workshop 2 hours

Mid-Career Assessment 2 hours

Project Design Workshop 2 hours

Project Implementation and Writing 6 hours


Specialization Seminars (9 hours)

3 Required @ 3 hours each


Elective Seminars (9 hours)

3 Seminars @ 3 hours each chosen from any seminar offered in the ProDoc program


Proficiency Seminars* (6 hours)

2 Seminars @ 3 hours each,
For applicants without an MDiv Degree (or equivalency);specific seminar options determined by ProDoc Administrators

*NOTE Proficiency Seminars must be successfully completed by the Mid-Career Assessment Workshop.

TOTAL: 36 hours


*Advanced Standing. Students with an MDiv or its equivalent of an accredited institution will be granted advanced standing and the two proficiency seminars waived (6 hours).


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