Doctor of Ministry Degree

Doctor of Ministry in Church and Community Leadership Degree

33 (Most complete the degree in four years.)

The Doctor of Ministry in Church and Community Leadership (DMin) degree program at CTS is an advanced course of study that provides leaders with an opportunity to integrate their experience in ministry with advanced academic study. Program participants develop new skills for more effective ministry.

Program Highlights
  • Credit Hours Required: 33 credit hours: 9 in required cohort-based seminars, 18 in electives of the student’s choosing, and 6 in dissertation research and writing
  • Courses offered in hybrid format, week-long intensives and independent study with a CTS faculty member
  • Completion of a Project in Ministry (PIM) and dissertation under the direction of a CTS faculty member
  • MDiv or educational equivalent from a theological school accredited by the Association of Theological Schools or its educational equivalent
  • At least three years of experience in ministry, and active employment in ministry at the time of application
  • Cumulative grade point average in all previous academic work of at least 3.0 GPA
  • For applicants whose native language is other than English, proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by a score at least 90 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a 600 on the paper-based exam

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