Total credit hours
elective hours
fully Online?
Tuition per credit hour
Years to completion
3 - 6

Degree Program Description

The Doctor of Ministry is a professional program for pastors, missionaries, and others actively engaged in ministry related fields. Courses are offered online and in one-week intensives throughout the year.

Get the kind of solid biblical and theological training that will enhance your Christ-centered preaching and help you proclaim the gospel with the boldness and clarity needed in a rapidly changing culture.

  • DM825 Doctoral Research and Writing for Ministry
  • DM888 Theological Ethics for Ministry
  • DM918 Christ-Centered Preaching w/ Bryan Chapell
  • 15 (DMin) Elective Hours
  • DM999 Major Project (6 credit hours)

A graduate of this program will be able to:
  • Articulate the Gospel message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.
  • Explain the inspiration and authority of all of Scripture and its relationship to the Gospel.
  • Articulate the relationship of the gospel to sanctification in the life of the believer.
  • Articulate a Christo-centric view of ministry in which theological study, practice, and ethical conduct mutually inform and enhance one another.
  • Demonstrate pastoral, oral, written skills, and competencies that are required for church leadership at its most mature and effective level.
  • Contribute to the practice of ministry by means of a doctoral-level project that integrates analytical and ministerial research, theological reflection, and practical application.

Academic Requirements for DMIN

  • ATS accredited MDiv or its educational equivalent (72 credit hours in biblical and theological studies) including at least 9 hours in biblical languages.
  • DMin applicants must have at least 3 years of experience in ministry subsequent to their first theological degree and be currently active in a specific ministry context.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Application Process for DMIN

  1. Complete and submit an online application w/ fee.
  2. College-level transcripts sent officially and directly to Knox Seminary from any and all institutions where you have taken courses for credit.
  3. Print, fill out, and return your pastoral, academic, and personal reference forms.
  4. Provide an endorsement letter from your church/governing body.

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