Research Based Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry degree is a practice-oriented doctorate for pastors and ministry leaders. The goal of the program is to develop and equip reflective practitioners at a doctoral level with new levels of theological discernment and practical skills for the art of ministry leadership. DMin students will be stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry.

Research based Doctor of Ministry is a dissertation only program, best suited for those with at least 5 years of ministry experience.

Guided by his or her mentor, the student explores a practical aspect of Christian ministry using qualitative or quantitative reasearch methods. The outcome is the composition and oral presentation of an acceptable written project which integrates theory and praxis and makes a meaningful contribution to the practice of ministry.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters Degree from an accredited college, university or seminary
  • A minimum of 5 years of ministry experience.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

TUITION AND FEES

  • Onetime application fee: $50
  • Monthly Learning Assessment and Technology fee: $125
  • Dissertation guidance and defense: $500
  • The cost of Textbooks is not included
  • Students take 1 course every 8 weeks

Based on this, a research based Doctor of Ministry Degree program can be completed for $1750 or less.

Doctor of Ministry Courses

DM790 GUIDE TO RESEARCH WRITING(6)

An introduction to English research writing style. At the end of the course the student will know the difference between academic writing, and other types of writings. The student will demonstrate compency in Research Writing by preparing an annotated bibliography of no less than 20 peer reviewed articles published in the last five years in their area of interest.

DM800 INTRODUCTION TO DOCTOR OF MINISTRY RESEARCH (6)

At the end of this course, the student will have a better appreciation of academic research, and knowlwdge of the research process, from problem or topic selection, to research design, to completed research report. The student will demonstrate competency by prparing a proposal for thier Doctor of ministry project.

DM808 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT I (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter I of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM809 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT II (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter II of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM810 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT III (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter III of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM811 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT IV (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter IV of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.

DM812 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROJECT V (6)

Building on skills acquired in DM790 and DM800, the student is expected to complete chapter V of their Doctor of Ministry dissertation.