DEGREE TITLE: DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
The Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional program for those persons already successfully engaged in Christian ministry. The program is designed to enhance professional competence in the practice of ministry, to provide opportunity for the renewal of the minister’s personal and spiritual life, and to stimulate growth in ministry. The Doctor of Ministry program seeks to equip students with practical knowledge and skills for pastoral ministry with increased competence and effectiveness. Through 28 credits of in-depth study of theology and ministry, students are spiritually and intellectually renewed, grow personally, and develop ministry skills to better serve the Christian community.
TITLE OF DEGREE: DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
A total of 96 quarter units with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.30(B-) on a 4.0 scale is required for the Doctor of Ministry degree:
Complete 72 quarter units of courses
Complete 24 quarter units of research project
Students who apply for the Doctor of Ministry program must hold a three-year Master of Divinity degree or its academic equivalent.
REQUIRED COURSES for Doctor of Ministry (96 quarter units)
8 Core Courses - 32 quarter units
DM 710 (4) - Research clinic I
DM 711 (4) - Research clinic II
DM 731 (4) - Theology of Ministry
DM 720 (4) - Foundation and Growth of Pentecostalism
DM 741 (4) - Pastoral Leadership
DM 742 (4) - Trends in Preaching and Teaching
DM 743 (4) - Effective Discipleship
DM 750 (4) - Theology of Mission
Complete 40 quarter units of Elective Courses
Complete 24 quarter units of DM 790 - Research Project
LENGTH OF STUDY
The program is a minimum of three years in length and requires the completing of 8 courses plus the completion and of a Research Project. Course work must be completed within two academic years. The Research Project course (DM 790) needs to be registered in the first quarter after completing the course work. The Research Project may be completed during the third year, but must be completed by the fourth. This time limit may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.