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Doctor of Ministry - Christian Spirituality

The Christian Spirituality Concentration engages students in academic and experiential study of spirituality. Students study historical theological scholarship and social ethical research regarding spirituality as an academic field of study in the introductory seminar. In subsequent coursework, students pursue their particular research interests in preparation for completion of a written project. The Practicum provides students the opportunity to do experiential learning in their ministerial contexts or to complete a Certificate in Spiritual Direction in conjunction with The Center for Lifelong Learning program at Columbia Seminary.

Example of a course of study in this concentration:

  • Introductory Seminar (2-week intensive during the fall term) and Research Seminar
  • Coursework during the spring term (January—May) and/or during the summer terms (2-week intensives in July)
  • Practicum—Ministerial Context (in consultation with the Director of the DMin Program) or Certificate in Spiritual Direction Program (as per the curriculum of this program; requires separate application and additional costs)
  • Project Proposal Seminar
  • Project Thesis and Article

Introductory Seminar: September 19-30, 2016

We are currently receiving applications for Christian Spirituality DMin Concentration that will begin September 19, 2016.  The application deadline is June 1, 2016.  Click here for the online application.

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