Doctor of Ministry – DMin

We are glad you are considering our Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program!

This leadership development degree program is designed for experienced pastors of any denomination who are currently engaged in ministry in the US and other North American or Caribbean settings.

Usually completed in four years, Columbia Seminary’s DMin degree program allows students to focus their research and studies in one of the following areas of concentration:

Since we expect our students to continue in their full-time ministries during the course of their studies, our DMin program is part-time. Students normally complete the program within four years.

Components of the DMin Degree Program

The 36-hour DMin degree program comprises the following:

Eligibility for the DMin Degree

To be eligible to apply for the Doctor of Ministry program at Columbia Theological Seminary, applicants must have the following:

**We recognize that some of our applicants have been engaged in extensive ministry work before completing the MDiv. Applicants who believe they may qualify for a waiver on this requirement are encouraged to contact Dr. Kevin Park, the Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies, to determine whether this requirement may be waived for them.


Contact Dr. Kevin Park, Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies, by email at or by phone at 404-687-4533 to arrange a visit to our campus.

The application deadline for program entry in 2018 is April 1, 2018.

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Degree Tuition & Fees 2018-2019


DMin & DEdMin Cost Breakdown 2018-2019

DMin and DEdMin Cost Breakdown 18-19



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