Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry program is designed for those who are in full-time pastoral ministry. This program has a primary emphasis on the integration of academic resources and practical ministry. IT combines ministry and on-campus studies designed to foster growth in skills and personal qualities essential to ministerial excellence. This program is designed with the specific objectives to meet the needs of ethnic churches in America and the Majority World churches. However, the program is open to all ministers of all Christian denominations. 

Course Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Course Unit
Research Methodology 6
Practical Studies Concentration 25
Required Theology Course 5
Elective Courses 10
Dissertation (project paper) 9

Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to graduate with a DMin degree:

  • Completed all course requirements
  • Successfully passed the Bible Knowledge test
  • Successfully written and defended dissertation (finalized formatted to the satisfaction of the librarian)

The Doctor of Ministry program is normally a 2-year program with a "Full course study load" required for F-1 visa students. All requirements for the degree should be completed within a maximum of five (5) years from the time of matriculation.