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Those entering the D.Min. program will have completed an ATS-accredited M.Div. degree or its educational 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, or its equivalent, and be currently 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.
The admissions process for the D.Min. degree normally requires several weeks. Because there is significant preparation for the first seminar, the student should apply for the program as early as possible (ideally, eight months before the first residency).
Applications will be considered for action when the following items have been received at our mailing address:
Official application form (you can also access the application online)
- Para la forma en espanol, oprima aqui.
- Brief statements in essay form answering questions about personal orientation, vocational objectives, and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses;
- A brief autobiography;
- Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges, seminaries and other institutions of higher education attended;
- Three completed recommendation forms, one each from an appropriate denominational official, a ministry colleague, and a person of the applicant's choosing;
- A letter of endorsement from the applicant's ministry context (church board, judicatory, overseer, etc.) indicating understanding and support of the candidate's intention to pursue doctoral studies. Do not use family or the same reference as used for a recommendation;
- A $50 application fee;
- For Marriage and Family Counseling applicants only, additional assessments and the corresponding testing fee are also required. Required assessments are only sent to an applicant's chosen proctor, any adult except family, upon receipt of an application to our Marriage and Family Counseling track.
Please keep in mind that before a residency starts, there are 4-6 months of preparatory readings and papers to be completed. The application process must be complete before the preparatory work can begin. We recommend that you apply 6-8 months before the residency starts.
The maximum time for completing the D.Min. program is six years from the time of your first residency.
If you would like more information regarding admission into our D.Min. program or regarding any of our specialized tracks, please contact us:
|Phone:||978-646-4163 or 1-800-816-1837|
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Doctor of Ministry Office
We travel the country seeking to connect with those interested in studies with us. Since June 2012, our esteemed faculty-mentors, staff, students and alumni have already been to: Hampton, VA; Charlotte, NC; Louisville, KY; Pittsburgh, PA; and Colorado Springs, CO! Here is where you can find us next,
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|May 20-23, 2013||Chicago, IL||Pastors' Conference reFOCUS||Sara Coons, D.Min. Admissions Coordinator|
November 5 - 6, 2013
Dr. Rod Cooper, speaker and admissions representatives in the exhibit hall