Structure of the DMin Program

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional doctoral degree designed for full-time professionals in the context of their ministry. A variety of concentrations is offered, delivered in the cohort format. Occasional cohorts may be offered using Spanish as the language of instruction. Various concentrations may be offered for cohorts in the context of their ministry outside the North American Division.

The program is built on the foundation of the MDiv degree, the educational equivalent, or an alternative professional portfolio, and is comprised of a total of 32 semester credits, 25 of which are for modules and course work, and seven for the project.

(Previous to the fall semester of 2019, this structure was slightly different, with 26 credits for course work and six credits associated with the project.)

A typical program will look like this:

 
Year 1 1st concentration-specific module 4 credits
  2nd  concentration-specific module 4 credits
Year 2 Spiritual & Theological Foundations for Ministry (core required course) 4 credits
  Professional Dissertation Seminar (core required course) 2 credits
  DMin Professional Dissertation (no intensive; work one-on-one with a project advisor) 2 credits
Year 3 3rd concentration-specific  module 4 credits
  DMin Research Methods (core required course) 2 credits
  DMin Professional Dissertation (no intensive; work one-on-one with a project advisor) 2 credits
Year 4 4th concentration-specific module 5 credits
  DMin Professional dissertaton (no intensive; work one-on-one with a project advisor) 3 credits
Year 5-6 Register for DMin Project Continuation each remaining semester as needed to complete the DMin project 0 credits

Program participants should choose a concentration, which will be delivered in a cohort format.

9/19/2019