Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry degree is an advanced professional degree program designed for the continuing development of those involved in vocational ministry. This program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theological studies and ministry experience, to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness. Courses are taught in a week long modular format with requirements for both pre-course and post-course work.

Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for enrollment in the Doctor of Ministry program at Grace Theological Seminary, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements.

  • An applicant must have obtained a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent* from an approved institution as determined by the D.Min. Committee.

*M.Div. equivalency includes:

  • 1. A completed bachelor's degree.
  • 2. A completed master's degree.
  • 3. 72 hours of graduate theological training.

Of the 72 hours of graduate theological training, 30 hours must have been earned in the following content areas:

  • Christian Theology - 9 hrs.
  • Biblical Interpretation - 3 hrs.
  • Old Testament - 6 hrs.
  • New Testament - 6 hrs.
  • Practical Ministry - 6 hrs.
    Choose any two below:
    1. Pastoral Counseling
    2. Intercultural Ministry
    3. Leadership
    4. Preaching

Pastoral Studies Concentration Only
Additional Requirement

  • Biblical Hebrew or Greek - 3 hrs.

Evaluation of equivalency for the M.Div. degree is carried out by the D.Min. Committee. A request for evaluation, including transcripts, should be sent to the Seminary Enrollment Office.



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