The Doctor of Ministry is the highest degree for those in vocational ministry and is the ultimate step for those called to ministry to develop their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning, and leadership.
With recent changes by our ATS (our accrediting body), we are excited to be able to consider all accredited seminary or schools of divinity graduate degrees for admission into the Doctor of Ministry program — with potentially no need for additional classes. If you have had a desire to pursue an accredited DMin degree, but do not have an MDiv, now is the time to apply!
The Doctor of Ministry program at Southeastern University provides an accommodating format, relational engagement, ministerial leadership focus, academic excellence, affordable tuition — all within a Spirit-filled environment. One of the most inviting features of the DMin at Southeastern University is that the program is a 36-credit hour program intended to be completed in three years by those in full time ministry. Consider these exciting benefits:
This program is offered with intensive five-day long cohorts two to three times a year, for a total of six meetings. The program involves significant experiential components and individualized, contextual instruction.
A unique highlight of this doctoral program is reflected in each student’s privileged opportunity to work closely with a doctoral mentor to assess goals and challenges in the student’s own ministry. This mentorship extends throughout the student’s journey in the program.
The program is intended to enhance the competency and understanding in ministry. It is designed to provide leaders actively involved in ministry with advanced, innovative training in the practice of biblically-sound, theologically-based, and spiritually-motivated ministry.
The program is intended to be holistic in its impact on the student. For this reason, the DMin program contains a unique course, Spiritual Formation and Health of the Leader, structured as a spiritual retreat. This course and retreat provide principles and practices to grow and maintain the spiritual, emotional, physical and relational health of the ministry leader — and provides a string sense of camaraderie within the cohort.
The School of Divinity (graduate programs) within the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology at Southeastern University is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).