The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a second professional degree designed to help those in full-time Christian ministry sharpen their ministry skills, to facilitate profitable interaction with both professors and fellow pastors, and to deepen students’ understanding of Scripture and the historic Reformed tradition. Built on the foundation of the Master of Divinity, the DMin program offers flexibility to meet the needs of those who cannot undertake a residential degree while fostering increased competence for a lifetime of faithful ministry.

The DMin program involves the following components:

  • 3 Emphasis Courses – Three one-week, in-person courses within your chosen program emphasis, taken in January or July in Charlotte or Orlando (9 credit hours)
  • 4 Elective Courses – Four one-week, in-person courses of your choice, taken in January or July in Charlotte or Orlando (12 credit hours)
  • Doctoral Project Research Methodologies – A six-month online course taken after completing all other coursework, focused on developing a project proposal (3 credit hours)
  • Written Doctoral Project – A largely independent research and writing phase pursued with the assistance of a faculty advisor (6 credit hours).

For additional details about the DMin program, see this section of the RTS Academic Catalogue.