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Doctor of Ministry


Program Goals
Program Learning Objectives
Admission Requirements
Program Requirements
Graduation Requirements


Program Goals

The educational objectives of the Doctor of Ministry program are to prepare students for a variety of head ministry staff positions and leaders in local and national churches, media and mission organization with spiritual passion and development.

Program Learning Objectives

By the time students complete the program they will become leaders in the church, Christian organization, and the world in serving the local church and para church with the following professional skills:
  1. Demonstrate exegetical, theological and hermeneutical understanding of the Bible at the advanced level
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and presentational skills in education, preaching, and teaching
  3. Demonstrate excellence in the areas of church ministry and leadership in church-related organization
  4. Demonstrate excellence in the area of Christian counseling, Christian education, discipleship, and pastoral ministry

Admission Requirements

1. A Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent with a GPA of at least 3.0 (B). Applicants with lower GPA may take two courses first and will be accepted with average total grade of B or above. Applicants with an M.A. degree or its equivalent must complete the M.Div. requirement prior to completion of 18 credit units of D.M.course.

2. At least three years of experience in full-time ministry with good standing after receiving the M.Div. degree. Applicants with only two years of ministry experience after receiving the M.Div. degree may apply only if they have over two years of full-time ministry experience before the M.Div. degree. The applicants with M.A. degree must have five years of experience in full-time ministry with good standing.

3. Recommendations by two church leaders

4. Application

5. Official transcripts of the school(s) previously attended (photocopies or transcripts in an opened envelope will not be accepted)

6. Demonstrate ability to read and write either English or Korean at the college entrance level. Level test will be required.

Program Requirements

- Student must complete 30 semester units
- Students must submit 6 units of dissertation requirement
- Courses are offered in the following areas: Biblical studies, systematic theology, pastoral ministry, church history, and dissertation.
- All courses are offered in the form of intensive teaching.
- The total requirement student needs to complete is 36 units.

Graduation Requirements

1) Completion of 36 semester units with GPA of 3.0 (B or above).
2) Finish the dissertation and pass the oral defense of dissertation.
3) Pass the graduation interview and meet all the requirements set by the seminary.
4) Obtain an academic clearance.