Professional Doctoral Program Admissions 

General Requirements: 

  • Earned master’s degree from an ATS accredited institution. See specifics under each degree’s prerequisite.
  • 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA - Enrollment with probation may be granted for GPA's from 2.75 - 2.99 contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • 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.
  • Current, permanent vocational ministry position
  • The Professional Doctoral Committee will approve exceptions at the time of admission. 

DEdMin Prerequisites: 

  • Possess a theological, ministerial or professional master's degree from an ATS accredited institution.
  • Degree or supplemental transcripts must include hours in biblical and theological studies, organizational leadership/administration, instructional theory and practice, and educational foundations. Students may be required to complete additional studies for admission.
  • DEdMin program details click here .

DMin Prerequisites:

  • An MDiv (Master of Divinity) degree from an ATS accredited college, university, or seminary, OR
  • A master’s degree in a ministry-related area of an ATS accredited college, university or seminary and demonstrate proficiency by meeting the established criteria outlined in the Doctor of Ministry Handbook’s Admission policies .
  • DMin program details click here.

PDC Prerequisites:

  • A Professional Degree from an ATS accredited college, university, or seminary
  • 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA
  • No ministry position required
  • PDC program details click here.



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Additional Admissions Information:

Important Dates

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester
Semester Dates August 14 - December 8 January 16 - May 10 May 20 - July 31
Registration  March 22 - April 14 October 22 - November 14 March 22 - April 14
Application Deadline July 1 December 1 April 1
Tuition Due August 11 January 12 May 17





Doctoral Admissions Counselor
Office Direct Line: 504-282-4455 ext 8273
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