Complete the Application Request Form.
Significant 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.
Upon receiving an email response to the request application form, submit the official transcript(s) of your master's degree(s).
Upon receiving an emailed application packet from the Office of Professional Doctoral Programs, submit the following:
If you do not have an MDiv, in addition to the above please complete the following:
Prerequisites and Admission standards. Admission into the DMin program will require an accredited master’s degree in a ministry-related area and significant ministry experience. Applicants without an accredited Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree or its equivalent may be admitted, provided they demonstrate specific ministerial proficiencies:
(a) the ability to thoughtfully interpret scripture and the theological tradition of one’s ministry context,
(b) the capacity to understand and adapt one’s ministry to the cultural context,
(c) a basic self-understanding of one’s ministerial identity and vocational calling,
(d) a readiness to engage in ongoing personal and spiritual formation for one’s ministry,
(e) an accredited master’s degree (or its educational equivalent) in an area related to one’s ministry setting or vocational calling, and
(f) significant ministerial experience that enables the applicant to engage as a ministry peer with other students in this advanced professional doctorate.
The proficiencies will be measured using the following criteria:
A = Graduate Biblical Studies/Theo paper
B = Autobiographical Essay
C = Personal inventory
D = Transcript Evaluation
E = Professional Resume (template)
Proficiency Verification to confirm all criteria (for applicants without MDiv or MDiv Equivalency), approved by the ProDoc Committee.
NOTE: Rubrics, Inventories, and Assessment Evaluations are being selected and/or developed and will be included as Appendices.
The application process is completed after a phone interview with one of the degree program directors. The interview will be scheduled when all application items have been submitted.
|Application Deadlines||August 1||December 1||April 1|
|Registration||October 1-22||February 1-22||June 1-22|
|Tuition Due||October 22||February 22||June 22|
|Trimester Dates||Dec. 1 - March 31||April 1-July 31||Aug. 1 - Nov. 30|
Administrative Assistant for Recruitment & Faculty Support
Office: 1-800-662-8701 ext. 3726