Doctor of Ministry

Description Direction Faculty Requirements

Description:

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.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Priority deadline for May matriculation is February 1. Priority deadline for October matriculation is May 1.

Direction:

Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson

Faculty:

Charles Bellinger

Charles Bellinger

Warren Carter

Warren Carter

Russell Dalton

Russell Dalton

 

James O. Duke

James O. Duke

Ariel Feldman

Ariel Feldman

Wil Gafney

Wil Gafney

Francisco Lozada, Jr.

Francisco Lozada, Jr.

Namsoon Kang

Namsoon Kang

Timothy S. Lee

Timothy S. Lee

Joretta Marshall

Joretta Marshall

Shelly Matthews

Shelly Matthews

Barbara McClure

Barbara McClure

Lance Pape

Lance Pape

Nancy Ramsay

Nancy Ramsay

Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson

Timothy Sandoval

Timothy Sandoval

Stephen V. Sprinkle

Stephen V. Sprinkle

Ed Waggoner

Ed Waggoner

D. Newell Williams

D. Newell Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Admission Requirements:

  1. M.Div. or its equivalent from an A.T.S. accredited seminary. Normally, a 3.25 cumulative grade point average is required.
  2. 3 years of full-time ministry (not necessarily ordained ministry) experience beyond completion of the M.Div.
  3. Professional writing sample
  4. Personal statement
  5. Letters of Recommendation
  6. Transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate institutions
  7. TOEFL (if applicable)
  8. Personal Conduct Statement
  9. Application Fee