The Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the practice of ministry and leadership in the church and other public settings. The D.Min. offers opportunities for professional, spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth through the rigorous academic study of theology, careful contextual analysis, and deepened engagement with the Spirit in the world. In a community of co-learners, the D.Min. helps practitioners engage the complex issues they face every day by developing capacities for theological reflection, creative leadership, and critical awareness of the important issues that demand prophetic witness. The degree is suitable for pastors, chaplains, educators, and leaders of faith-based agencies.
The Doctor of Ministry is completed in 27 credit hours consisting of 8 courses and a professional ministry project. Core and elective courses are normally offered in one-week intensives during October and May (2 D.Min. courses are offered over a two week period in the May term) to allow persons who work fulltime to attend. All instruction takes place on the Brite campus at TCU in Fort Worth although engagement with instructors, classmates, and course material is required prior to and after times on campus. View coursework and other degree program requirements related to the Doctor of Ministry program here.
The tuition and fee cost for the D.Min. is $13,200 for the program, equally divided into $2200 installments. More information about tuition and fees is available here.
- M.Div. or its equivalent from an A.T.S. accredited seminary. Normally, a 3.25 cumulative grade point average is required.
- 3 years of full-time ministry (not necessarily ordained ministry) experience beyond completion of the M.Div.
- Professional writing sample
- Personal statement
- Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
- TOEFL (if applicable)
- Personal Conduct Statement
- Application Fee