St. Mary's Seminary & University

Doctor of Ministry Program

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Doctor of Ministry Program

St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute’s Doctor of Ministry Program develops skill in appropriate ministerial research, attends to your personal and spiritual growth, and culminates in a summative doctoral-level ministry project. The program roots ministry in the mission of God, the ways God is working in your context, in your ministry, and in you.  Whatever your theological tradition, denominational identity, or vocational setting, you will find space to grow in the company of extraordinary faculty and engaging colleagues. (Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.)

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Program Structure

The DMin is a 30-credit degree requiring six intensive courses, three research modules (online), and one ministry project with thesis.

Courses and Research Modules

Program Cost

The total program cost includes tuition, fees (with the exception of graduation and continuation fees), and many meals. Payment plans keep your costs manageable. A la carte pricing is also available.

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Guest Lecturers

Students hear from several guest lecturers during their time in the St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute D.Min. program.

Guest Lecturers

Admissions Requirements

The Doctor of Ministry program requires an accredited master’s degree in a ministry-related area, significant experience in ministry and current ministry engagement, and commitment to deep theological reflection on the practice of ministry.

Admissions Requirements

So grateful for the welcoming arms and superb faculty I’ve encountered. Cheryletta “CC” Harrison, DMin student