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Online Doctor of Ministry

Answer your calling with the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) online program at South University.

Built to prepare you for vocational or bi-vocational ministry, our online DMin professional degree program can advance your understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry, enhance your ministry skills, and further your spiritual maturity. With our online DMin, no master’s degree is required. In fact, you can complete the program through either the Standard Track or the Advanced Track, depending on your professional and academic history.

Standard Track: If you have a bachelor’s degree and you’re just getting started in the ministry, the online DMin program’s Standard Track may be right for you. You’ll start with foundational courses that introduce you to the various disciplines required for effective ministry leadership. Then, through ministry skills courses, advanced ministry studies, and a final project, you’ll explore and refine techniques for integrating biblical and theological perspectives into your practice of ministry.

Advanced Track: If you’re already active in the ministry and have completed a related graduate degree or significant coursework in biblical, theological, and ministry studies, you may be eligible to earn your doctorate in less time* with the online DMin program’s Advanced Track. In this track, you’ll take a shorter path through the ministry study and skills courses, eventually tackling your final project before completing your degree.

Transfer credit is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. South University offers no guarantee that credit earned at another institution will be accepted into a program of study offered by South University.

Build Leadership and Collaboration Skills

The online DMin program prepares ministry professionals to:

  • Articulate a biblically informed and theologically reasoned understanding of helping relationships consistent with your faith tradition and the needs of your chosen ministry setting.
  • Explain the nature of the ministry setting and exhibit a commitment to its ethical and professional expectations.
  • Display knowledge of the nature and causes of interpersonal conflict and strategies to resolve disputes and achieve resolution and reconciliation among parties in ministry settings.
  • Formulate an awareness of the diversity in ministry, and an ability to work effectively with differences of religious beliefs (or none), denominational differences, racial and ethnic differences, and gender differences.
  • Demonstrate the skills required for competent practice of ministry in a variety of settings.

Take Your Ministry to a Higher Level

The online DMin program equips you to offer leadership and spiritual care in the following roles:

  • Pastors, ministry staff, and lay ministers in local churches/parishes.
  • Program staff leaders in parachurch organizations.
  • Chaplains and spiritual care coordinators in a variety of institutional settings.
  • Program staff leaders in non-profit service agencies, community development, advocacy and justice ministries.
  • Social entrepreneurs pursuing business as mission, and commercial and industrial chaplaincy.

Earn an Online DMin Degree on Your Schedule

South University, Online Programs can give you the flexibility and control to access your academic resources and courses anytime, day or night, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Our faculty and staff also make sure that online never means out of touch, supporting you every step of the way as you work toward achieving your goals.

Learn more about South University’s online DMin program today.

Note: This program is not available to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Washington DC, and Wisconsin.
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