The Doctor of Ministry is a part-time experiential program designed especially to fit into the lives of full-time ministry professionals. This program allows professionals who seek advanced competencies in ministry to communicate effectively, manage change and conflict, build multi-generational congregations, foster congregational renewal, embrace ministry in multicultural settings, and lead others.
The Doctor of Ministry is transformative in purpose and nature, forming the spiritual and professional dimensions of participants.
This 32-credit program can typically be completed by students in five years.
Application deadlines are set separately for each cohort in each concentration. See the Doctor of Ministry website for further information on application deadlines.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and by the Adventist Accrediting Association.
Alumni and current program participants represent over 70 different countries.
Study in a transformative atmosphere and with a collaborative community.
A master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) in divinity or a related discipline from an accredited institution and a minimum graduate GPA of 3.25 (applicants with lower GPA may be admitted upon consideration of the composite profile).
Three recommendations: two general and an institutional official recommendation.
Resume describing employment, educational history, research or special projects.
An essay describing your personal spiritual journey and your reasons for seeking the DMin. The paper should demonstrate familiarity with current literature in your field of ministry.
TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. Waived for our programs taught in other languages.
Portfolio: Academic alternative for those who have a BTh and a conferred ministry related MA degree.
Seminary Background Screening.
For more information please visit the Admissions page.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
We are an international campus with a significant representation of international students. To learn more, please visit our International students page.
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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION
Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM
Phone: 269-471-3544 or 888-717-6244