Apply for the Professional Doctoral Program in four steps:
Complete the Inquiry Form.
Upon receiving an email response to the inquiry form, submit the official transcript(s) of your master's degree(s).
Upon receiving an email with the formal application packet from the Office of Professional Doctoral Programs, all DMin, DEdMin, and PDC applicants submit the following:
For the DMin applicant without an ATS accredited MDiv Degree, in addition to the above, please complete the following:
Admission into the DMin program will require an ATS accredited master's degree in a ministry-related area and significant ministry experience. Applicants without an ATS accredited Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree may be admitted, provided they demonstrate specific ministerial proficiencies. Additional documents will be required to meet this criteria.
(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/Theological paper
B = Autobiographical Essay (outline provided)
C = Personal inventory
D = Transcript Evaluation
E = Professional Resume (template)
Proficiency Verification to confirm all criteria (for applicants without MDiv), approved by the ProDoc Committee.
The final step is a phone interview with one of our program directors. Once the interview is complete and all documents submitted you will be presented to the Professional Doctoral Program Oversight Committee for final approval.
|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: (504) 816-8292