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    Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    Doctor of Ministry Office
    130 Essex Street
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    Fax: (978) 646-4574
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

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Those entering the D.Min. program will have an ATS-accredited M.Div. degree, or its equivalent, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. They should have at least three years of active ministry experience since earning their degree and currently be involved in ministry. They should be able to demonstrate the use of the various exegetical, theological, and ministry tools to examine the Scriptures and apply them to life.

Application Items

 Applications are considered for action when the following items have been received at our office address.

  1. Official application form or an official online application. Deadlines are published next to each concentration on the interactive track schedule.
    • Para el solicitud de admisión en espanol, oprima aqui.
    • Para el formulario de recomendación en espanol, oprima aqui.
  2.  Autobiography (2 pages) sharing significant people/factors/events that shaped the applicant;
  3. Personal Statement (2 pages) briefly sharing: (a) pivotal theological convictions key to personal ministry/kingdom service, (b) vocational objectives, (c) encouragement to pursue this degree, and (d) personal assessment of strengths and weaknesses;
  4. A letter of endorsement from the applicant's current ministry context (leadership board, judicatory, overseer, etc.) indicating understanding and support of their intention to pursue these studies. Please, do not use family or the same reference as used for a recommendation;
  5. 3 completed recommendation forms: one submitted by a current ministry official, one by a current ministry colleague, and one by a person of choice. Please do not use family or the same reference multiple times;
  6. Official transcripts provided to us directly from the sending institution, for all colleges, seminaries, and other institutions of higher education attended;
  7. The $50 application fee;
  8. Only for Marriage and Family Counseling applicants, additional assessments and a corresponding testing fee. Required assessments are sent to an applicant's chosen proctor, any adult except family, after receipt of an application.

You can download this application checksheet!

Applying is the first step to starting well. If accepted and enrolled, there are preparatory readings and papers to be completed before the first residency. To support strong starts, we advise completing the application process 4-6 months before the residency starts.

International students also plan for the additional time it may take to secure a proper visa.

The maximum time for completing the D.Min. program is six years from the time of your first residency.

Admissions Manager: scoons@gordonconwell.edu
Call: 978-646-4163 or 1-800-816-1837
Request: Online form
Office Address:

Doctor of Ministry Program
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
130 Essex Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982

 On the Road

We travel to connect with those interested in our studies, here is where you can find us next. If you would rather stop into our office, come and also consider attending a Shoemaker Center event to make a day of it.

October 13-17, 2017 Dallas, TX 9th Biennial Bible Translation Conference Exhibit
October 28 - 30, 2017 Dallas, TX AYME Annual Conference Exhibit
January 23 - 25, 2018 Houston, TX ECO National Gathering

Exhibit & Alumni Breakfast

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