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The Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry is a 33-hour degree including 27 hours of course work, a project/thesis (6 hours).

The Doctor of Ministry degree can be completed in as few as three years . A maximum of six years are allowed for completion of the degree. A sample three-year completion schedule is provided below; see also a comparison of sample three- and four-year completion schedules.

Year 1, June

  • BIBM 702: Biblical and Theological Foundations of Ministry
  • BIBM 740: Practical Theology for Ministerial Leadership
  • BIBM 740: Project/Thesis Seminar I (1 hour)
  • Spiritual Formation Retreat I

Year 1, January

  • Elective or track-specific course

Year 2, June

  • Elective
  • Elective or track-specific course
  • BIBM 740: Project/Thesis Seminar II (2 hours)

Year 2, January

  • Elective or track-specific course

Year 3, June

  • Elective
  • Elective or track-specific course
  • Spiritual Formation Retreat II

Year 3, Spring/Summer

  • Project/Thesis writing (6 hours
  • Graduate in July or August