Ministry (off-campus)—DMIN

The Doctor of Ministry program offers a professional degree for people who seek advanced competencies in ministry. The program enables people to grow within the framework of a Biblical model of leadership and to develop an Adventist perspective of ministry. The program is normally offered to professionals who are in active ministry.

Applicants from other faiths may be accepted into the program, provided they meet admission requirements and represent high moral integrity with a character, lifestyle, and spiritual commitment reflective of the ideals of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Concentrations

  • Chaplaincy
  • Discipleship and Biblical Spirituality
  • Evangelism and Church Growth
  • Family Ministry
  • Health Care Chaplaincy
  • Leadership
  • Missional Church: A Biblical Response to Western Culture
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Pastoral Ministry (Spanish)
  • Preaching
  • Urban Ministry
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry 

To learn more about concentrations, click here.

Program length

This is a 32-credit program. DMin students must complete all courses and pass an oral assessment of the project within six years from the time they begin course work.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines are set for each cohort in each concentration. Domestic and International Prospective students are required to submit the application by the dates specified below. The next cohorts available are:  

  • Pastoral Ministry (Spanish) (Fall 2016): May 27, 2016
  • Organizational Leadership (Spring 2017): November 30, 2016
  • Evangelism and Church Growth (Spring 2017): January 27, 2017

Call the Doctor of Ministry office at 269-471-3544 or email dmin@andrews.edu for further information on application deadlines.

International Prospective Students are advised to submit the application at least 6 months in advance, to allow enough time for processing the immigration documents.

Academic requirements

  • Master of Divinity: Hold an MDiv degree or its equivalent from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • GPA: Have at least 3.25 GPA.
  • Personal qualifications: Demonstrate high professional and personal potential for the gospel ministry.
  • Experience: Have an equivalent of at least three years of experience in ministry subsequent to the first graduate theological degree.

Admission requirements

  • Application: Submit the paper form of the application.
  • Transcripts:  Your application will be processed based on Unofficial Transcripts and you will be able to upload a copy of your Unofficial Transcripts directly in your Graduate application. If the admission decision is to accept you into the program Official Final Transcripts will be required.

    Domestic and International Prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. are recommended to have transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES or ECE.
  • Recommendations: Supply satisfactory recommendations.
  • Statement of Purpose: Submit a 1500–2500 word double-spaced paper that discusses your personal spiritual journey and sets forth your purpose for seeking the Doctor of Ministry degree. The paper should manifest deep theological reflection and a familiarity with current literature in pastoral ministry.
  • Applicants from other faiths: May be accepted into the program, provided they meet admission requirements and represent high moral integrity with a character, lifestyle, and spiritual commitment reflective of the ideals of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Personality Questionnaire: Complete and return the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire as directed. Not required for the Spanish or Russian track.
  • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores. To learn more please visit our entrance exams page.

Additional requirements for international students

  • In addition to fulfilling the regular admission requirements, International students with academic acceptance who are coming to Andrews University need to submit additional documents in order to process a student visa. For more information please visit the International Students page.

    If you will be pursuing an Online program that requires you to come to campus for an orientation or class please contact the International Student Services for more specific information.

Next Steps

To learn more about cohorts and concentrations for the Doctor of Ministry program, please visit www.andrews.edu/dmin

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