Doctor of Ministry – DMin
We are glad you are considering our Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program!
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program provides students who have already completed a Master of Divinity or its equivalent with an opportunity to engage in further graduate study.
The program is uniquely contextual and invites students to ask questions about their ministry, hone additional pastoral/administrative skills and engage in rigorous academic inquiry.
Students admitted to the DMin program opt into one of the following two courses of study:
· LEADERSHIP STUDIES
afford students with the opportunity to develop theories of inclusive leadership that are informed by biblical scholarship and grounded in proven practices for social and communal transformation.
· JUSTICE STUDIES
invites students to discover a vision of justice found in scripture, theology and other contexts. Students will develop and articulate strategies for furthering the work of justice in a specific ministry context.
The DMin program is designed to be completed in four years.
Components of the DMin Degree Program
The 36-hour DMin degree program consists of the following:
- Introductory Seminar (6 credit hours), required at the outset of the program. Students take part in an intensive seminar to explore interdisciplinary perspectives around contemporary issues of ministry and professional development.
- Elective Courses (15 credit hours). These five, three-credit courses, are distributed between Biblical, Historical Doctrinal, and Practical areas.
- Introduction to Research Methodologies (1.5 credit hours). This seminar is designed to introduce students to the basic rudiments of qualitative and quantitative research methods and research design that students will need to know in order to design their final DMin projects.
- Doctor of Ministry Practicum (3 credit hours), a supervised activity in ministry. This practicum can also take place in settings as diverse as business, government, community, or church agencies where appropriate supervision and learning opportunities with peers are available.
- Project Proposal Workshop (1.5 credit hours). This seminar is offered to prepare students to articulate a well-designed project proposal before writing their final projects.
- Literature Review (3 credit hours), a critical review of relevant literature for the project with the careful guidance of the student’s first reader.
- Doctor of Ministry Project (6 credit hours), the culmination and convergence of the course of study in a significant written body of research and interpretation.
For a full list of application requirements please view the Application Materials Checklist.
DMin Informational Packet
You may contact Dr. Jeffery Tribble, Associate Dean of Advanced Professional Studies via email at TribbleJ@CTSnet.edu or by phone at 404-687-4533 to arrange a visit to our campus in Decatur near Atlanta, GA. You may also contact Rhonda Johnson, Program Coordinator of Advanced Professional Studies via email at JohnsonR@CTSnet.edu.
The application deadline for program entry in January 2022 is October 15, 2021. Application for entry in July 2022 is April 15, 2022.
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