Doctor of Ministry

Purpose

The Doctor of Ministry is a post-graduate degree designed to provide you advanced competencies and biblical insights into the practice of ministry, as you are actively involved in vocational Christian ministry.

The quality and success of a Christian ministry is very often determined by the minister’s ability to think critically, biblically, and theologically; to communicate that thinking in oral and written fashion; and to apply that thinking in real-life ministry.  The Doctor of Ministry program is designed to facilitate these qualities in you, the student. 

Quick Facts

  • Nationally accredited
  • 30 hour doctoral degree program
  • 96% of graduates report satisfaction with their academic experience
  • 4 core courses are week-long seminars on-campus, with the remaining credits 100% online
  • Tuition $316 per credit hour

Program Introduction Video

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Course Listings

Download D.Min. course listings (PDF)

Potential Careers

  • Senior Pastor
  • Christian Author
  • Traveling Speaker
  • Theologian
  • Missions Agency Leader
  • College Dean
  • Professor
  • Non-profit Director
  • Executive Administrator
  • Teacher
  • College Dean
  • Director

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Doctoral applicants must posses a Master of Divinity degree from an institution with accreditation recognized the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Applicants who have not earned an M.Div., but hold a master's degree and ninety (90) semester hours of accredited, graduate-level coursework in theology and/or ministry, may be considered eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA in all graduate work is a 3.0.
  • Submit a 5-7 page entrance paper. Paper guidelines (PDF).
  • Achieve a score of 100 out of 150 on the online Bible Content Test.
  • Possess an acceptable, verifiable ministry laboratory in which to pursue the required projects.
  • All other general admissions requirements.

 

Contact the Enrollment Team for more details on these requirements at 770-484-1204 ext. 5758 or Admissions@LutherRice.edu.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Ron Cobb

Ron.Cobb@LutherRice.edu

770-484-1204 ext. 5684

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Cobb personally anytime or you can reach the Enrollment Team at Admissions@LutherRice.edu or 770-484-1204 ext. 5758.