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The Doctor of Educational Ministry or DEdMin degree program is open to qualified applicants currently engaged in educational ministries. Applicants should have a master’s degree in religious education and at least three years of experience in educational ministry. This program is usually completed in four years. Columbia Theological Seminary’s DEdMin was created to foster spiritual maturity as well as imaginative thinking about educational ministry as it is practiced within the life of congregations, as well as in other contexts.
This is a part-time program for those actively employed in a position of educational ministry. The 42-credit hour degree includes 30 hours of coursework, and a three credit 200-hour practicum. Courses take place on the Columbia Seminary campus and include courses taught in one-week residential intensives and hybrid courses with some web-delivered components and complementing classroom lectures. The practicum and final research project are ordinarily done in the student’s place of ministry.
The next cohort for the DEdMin program will begin in fall 2024. Check back for application dates.
The 42-hour DEdMin degree program consists of the following:
Year 1 (12 credits)
Year 2 (12 credits)
Year 3 (6-12 credits)
Year 4 (3-9 credits)
Total: 42 credit hours
Admission Requirements for the DEdMin Degree:
To be eligible to apply for the Doctor of Educational Ministry program at Columbia Theological Seminary, applicants must have the following:
DEdMin Tuition Cost Structure 2020-2021
DEdMin Informational Packet
DEdMin Tuition and Fees 2022-2023