Doctor of Ministry Degree

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The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree is a terminal professional doctorate that provides the opportunity for post-Master of Divinity (MDiv) education to pastors, missionaries, para-church ministry leaders, teachers, and other Christian leaders as a means to heightened professional development. The DMin at Capital Seminary and Graduate School provides academic coursework in several concentration areas and adds the elements of practical research and application. The delivery of the program does not require full-time residency for students. Through blended learning, ministry professionals are able to pursue intensive advanced study while remaining employed on a full-time basis in their vocational settings. Generally, the degree serves people who have earned the MDiv degree, are ordained, and are currently serving as associate or senior pastors, or as executives of church-related or other Christian institutions.


Our program includes a selection of five concentrations that are launched when a cohort is filled.

  • Chaplaincy Studies (cohort begins Fall 2017)
  • Preaching & Teaching
  • Strategic Leadership

Program Distinctives

Our program is designed for YOU, the life-engaged ministry practitioner:

  • Accelerated—Our program design allows you to complete your degree in as little as two years, focusing on coursework in year one and your ministry project in year two.
  • Blended—Our unique delivery method promotes academic excellence and meets your need for flexibility by facilitating continuous online engagement with coursework, classmates, and instructors, and requiring only three weeks of residency for the entire program.
  • Community—The success of your journey will be aided by a closed cohort community of 10-14 like-minded ministry practitioners completing the program together.

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Accepting Applications:

We are currently accepting applications for cohorts which will begin in September 2017. Students will be led and mentored by successful ministry practitioners from a variety of backgrounds.

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