Welcome to the RTS-Charlotte Doctor of Ministry Program

The Doctor of Ministry degree is a second professional degree designed for persons in full-time Christian ministry.

What are the options for taking courses?

Students may take all their course work in Charlotte or they may also choose to take classes at RTS-Jackson or RTS-Orlando. Of the eight courses (4 required/ 4 electives) at least 4 must be taken in Charlotte.

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What is the Schedule for the D.Min. Degree?

Classroom times are set up to meet the realistic needs of persons who already have full ministry schedules. One-week intensive courses (required and elective courses) are offered in January and July of every year (see schedule here) Students have four years to complete the eight courses - most students take one course per term but are free to take two courses in a term if time allows. Two additional years are allowed for finishing the final D.Min. project after the course work is completed.

The total time allotted to complete the degree is six years - students may finish in less time than this and may receive up to three one-year extensions to complete the degree.

Historical-Theological Studies at RTS-Charlotte

The Charlotte campus of RTS allows students to do work in the Historical-Theological field as well as in Practical Theology. Each year we offer elective courses in the areas of Church History and Theology due to significant student interest in these fields.  While the D.Min. is an advanced degree in Practical Theology, it is an integrative degree like the M.Div. program. Students may take electives and write the doctoral project in Historical-Theological Studies.

For further information, contact RTS-Charlotte D.Min Office:
Director: Dr. Don Fortson
Contact: Tari Williamson
800-755-2429