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
equips students to articulate biblically informed theologies and theories of inclusive leadership to ground strategies and practices relevant to specific ministry contexts.
· JUSTICE STUDIES
equips students to articulate biblically informed theologies and theories of justice that articulate multidimensional aims, outline strategies, and identify practices for responsible action in specific ministry contexts.
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:
- Concentration Core Courses (9 credit hours), three courses (one taught by faculty in each of the three areas–providing foundational biblical perspectives, theological perspectives, and theory of practice perspectives) which contribute to the same set of embedded course learning outcomes for the Leadership and Justice Concentrations.
- Elective Courses (9 credit hours), 3 three-credit courses which may be distributed between Biblical, Historical Doctrinal, and Practical areas.
- Introduction to Research Methodologies (3 credit hours), a course to introduce students to the rudiments of advanced library research, qualitative research methods and research design so that students will begin to design their final DMin projects.
- Doctor of Ministry Practicum (3 credit hours), a contextual education requirement to expand and refine skills in ministry while under the supervision of an approved supervisor and working with a group of peers.
- Project Proposal Workshop (3 credit hours), a required seminar to prepare students to articulate a well-designed project proposal before executing their project research, writing their final project papers, and sharing their project results in a public presentation to an interested audience.
- 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
The application deadline for program entry in July 2022 is April 15, 2022.
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