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Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Studies

Pastoral Studies DMin

DMin Pastoral Studies

The Doctor of Ministry Pastoral Studies is designed to strengthen pastors in their personal spiritual vitality and sharpen their skills in the areas of ministry vision, strategy, alignment and execution. An intentional focus will be upon effective pastoral care including disciple making strategy, conflict resolution, ministry to the suffering and grieving, interpersonal relationship skills, spiritual formation in small groups, and pastoral counseling.

Doctor of Ministry

Being a life-long learner should be a high priority for every pastor who wants to grow personally and stay relevant in ministry. The Doctor of Ministry degree is an advanced professional degree program designed for the continuing development of those involved in pastoral ministry.

This program is designed to enhance professional competence by expanding upon an initial foundation of theological studies and ministry experience, to enable those in vocational ministry to enhance current strengths, address areas of weakness, and increase overall effectiveness.


Doctoral Seminar Schedule

Doctoral Seminar Registration

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program, the applicant must have a Seminary MA or M.Div degree (3.0 GPA), and have full-time professional ministry experience (length varies depending on the degree).
For more information please call or email our Admissions Department.

Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, the student must provide:

  1. Official transcripts from the school where you obtained your master’s degree. If you are currently working on your degree, you can submit an unofficial transcript for admission until term completion, at which time an official transcript is required. Transcripts should be sent to
  2. A spiritual life reference
  3. Ministry Reference
  4. Some MA applicants may have additional requirements
  5. Additionally, international applicant must provide a copy of TESOL test scores, and provide a financial certificate indicating sufficient funding for the program of study.

Note: Grace Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions, academic and employment.