Admissions and Readmissions

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Admissions Process


Complete the Application Request Form.


  • DMin- a MDiv degree of an ATS accredited school college, university, or seminary, or its equivalent, OR 
  • A masters degree in a ministry-related area of an accredited college, university or seminary and demonstrate proficiency by meeting the established criteria outlined in the admission policies.
  • 3 years of substantial experience.
  • DEdMin- a MACE degree from an ATS accredited school or its equivalent, at least 3 years of ministry experience.
  • A 3.0 out of 4.0 GPA - Probational enrollment may be granted for GPAs from 2.75 - 2.99 contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • 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). 

  • If you do not have a qualifying master's degree, submit all official transcripts reflecting any of your master's level credits. 


Upon receiving an emailed application packet from the Office of Professional Doctoral Programs, submit the following:

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A photo
  • An autobiographical essay (2 copies)
  • A statement of church endorsement
  • A health certificate and immunization form
  • Personal, Church Leader, and Academic references
  • Criminal Background Check 
  • Completion of English as a second language requirements (international students only)

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. 

Readmission Process

Step #1

Step #2

  • Upon receiving an emailed application packet, former students must file a new application in its entirety unless directed otherwise.

Step #3

  • The application process for readmission is completed after a phone interview with one of the degree program directors. 


Important Dates

Winter Trimester
Spring Trimester
Fall Trimester
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





Gretchen Doughty

Administrative Assistant for Recruitment & Faculty Support

Office: 1-800-662-8701 ext. 3726


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