This degree has been designed for ministers, missionaries, and others serving in specialized ministries.
Traditional seminary degrees are often out of reach due to work, family, geography or finances.
Our degree is offered entirely online featuring video-based micro-lectures, ZOOM video-conferencing, and tutorial formats.
The Diploma will list the approved specialized course of study.
Some examples include (but are limited to):
Doctor of Institutional Ministry
Doctor of Faith-Based Non-Profit Ministry
Doctor of Community Development Ministry
Doctor of Higher Education Ministry
Doctor of Health & Welfare Ministry
The course of study is based on the traditional Doctor of Ministry experience and includes:
Three 3-credit hour courses:
Christian Traditions with Dr. Michael Christensen
neXt church with Dr. Carl Savage
Christian Futuring with Dr. Robert Duncan
These courses were part of the Drew Theological School Doctor of Ministry Program.
Our three professors taught together in this program and published "Equipping the Saints - Mobilizing Laity for Ministry" which is used in all three courses.
One 3-credit Tutorial Course
Pastoral Ministry Elective - Tutorial with a Faculty Mentor in your area of ministry
Three 6-credit hour courses
Capstone Research in Specialized Ministry
Capstone Project in Specialized Ministry
Life Experience and Ministry Experience can be applied to the course requirements following an evaluation of those experiences.