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Doctor of Ministry

This Doctor of Ministry program at Regent University gives students the chance to prepare for senior theological leadership careers in churches and Christian ministries. Get more information on Regent's D.Min. program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Ministry

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students interested in the Doctor of Ministry program should be spiritually mature, possess a strong character, and have a desire to cultivate their leadership skills. All applicants to doctoral-level programs at Regent University should have a master's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Doctor of Ministry program gives students the opportunity to develop into theological leaders in churches and ministries. Students might gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, cultivate advanced decision-making tools, and learn discipleship skills. Coursework is intended to foster critical thinking, teach various leadership styles, and delve into philosophical models. A variety of research methods and ethical issues are also explored. Students can opt for four different concentrations: Christian Leadership & Renewal, Clinical Pastoral Education, Military Ministry, and Ministry Leadership Coaching.

Learning Format:

Online (with optional residency)

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Ministry:

There are 36 total credit hours required to graduate from this Doctor of Ministry program. Students are asked to complete a dissertation and can choose to attend an optional 8-week residency. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (36 credits)

  • D.Min. Orientation
  • Minister's Life & Calling
  • Advanced Ministry Administration
  • Leading Spiritual Renewal
  • Redemptive Leadership
  • Ministry Research Methods
  • D.Min. Integrative Examination
  • D.Min. Dissertation
  • D.Min. Dissertation Continuation
  • Information Research & Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Doctor of Ministry program at Regent University could equip graduates with communication, leadership, and theological tools that translate directly to advanced ministry careers. Graduates might find positions with Christian ministries, churches, and more.

These positions might be a good fit for graduates:

  • Pastoral leader
  • Parachurch executive
  • Military chaplain
  • Ministry consultant

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