The DMin degree is a terminal degree designed to significantly increase the depth of competency and understanding in the practice of ministry in congregations, mission agencies, hospitals, parachurch organizations, and other settings. It often provides opportunities for advancement in one’s ministry context and may open up opportunities to teach in various educational or denominational contexts or other settings.
The DMin is a practical, professional degree focused primarily on the development and enhancement of ministry skills and practice. The PhD is a research degree oriented more toward adding new knowledge to a particular field of study. Which degree is right for you? That depends on your personal needs and professional goals.
The DMin program has two semesters – winter and summer. Students should apply no later than September 15 for the winter semester, which runs from late October through early March, and March 15 for the winter semester, which runs from early May through early September.
Applicants must have an accredited Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree or its academic equivalent, a GPA of at least 3.0, three years of ministry experience subsequent to their first graduate theological degree, and a ministry context in which they can apply their learning throughout the program. Contact the DMin office with questions; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! Students who do not have an MDiv may be admitted to the program through MDiv equivalency. For more information on equivalency, please email DMin@DenverSeminary.edu.
The DMin program attracts students from all over the world and we highly value international applicants. See our International Admissions section for more information on what is required for international applicants.
Contact the DMin office (DMin@DenverSeminary.edu or 303-762-6919).
Tuition and fees for the 34-credit program total approximately $25,000. For current tuition and fee information, please click here.
The DMin program is designed to be completed in 4–6 years depending on pace of study. Normally, students complete their seminars in 3-4 years and the thesis in an additional 1 – 2 years.
Yes. Many DMin students use some type of financial aid. Learn more by exploring our Financial Aid section.
The English-language DMin does not offer any seminars online. Students travel to the Littleton campus for one one-week seminar per course, normally one course/week in January and two courses/weeks in July.
The Korean-language DMin is offered entirely online. Click here for more details.