Doctor of Ministry Program (DMin)
“The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15
The challenges of the contemporary world demand that the church has leaders who can rise to the occasion. Some have their heads in the clouds and others have them in the sand, but the church needs Kingdom-oriented leaders whose feet are firmly planted and heads alert to the unique shape of our modern setting. In the Doctor of Ministry (DMin)* program offered by Houston Theological Seminary, we provide a Kingdom-focused experience where leaders participate in a community of learning to gain specialist expertise and to be formed spiritually. If, in your time in leadership, you’ve felt the need to expand the efficacy of your ministry, we invite you to join us for our inaugural class in Fall 2022.
- Study Hard with the Experts
Our program, with tracks in New Testament Studies and Faith and Culture, immerses you in subjects with leading experts who actively publish in our fields. Study with faculty like Craig Evans and Ben Blackwell in New Testament and Michael Ward and Philip Tallon in Faith and Culture.
- Grow through Community
We intentionally foster personal connection through our courses, and the residentials include worship, prayer, and spiritual direction.
- Be Inspired by Fresh Experiences
Our Doctor of Ministry program is designed to facilitate encounters with leaders and organizations engaging culture with the truth of the Gospel, and we’ll spend substantive residential time at Lanier Theological Library.
Explore the DMin Program Distinctives further.
Core Program Structure
The core doctoral program (30 hours) can be completed in as few as three years. Most courses are semester-long and hybrid in format, focused on one-week residential intensives. Some students may require leveling work before starting doctoral classes.
Core Courses (x3) 9 hours
Seminars 8 hours
Track Courses (x3) 9 hours
Project/Thesis 4 hours
Total: 30 hours
Key Dates for the 2022-2023 year:
- Fall 2022 Intensive: October 10-14
- Spring 2023 Intensive: March 6-10
Key Dates for the 2023-2024 year (tentative):
- Fall 2023 Intensive: October 9-13
- Spring 2024 Intensive: March 4-8
Costs and Scholarships
The cost of the program reflects its value, and the generous scholarships also make it a good economic value. Full details of the Costs and Scholarships are found here.
- Cole Scholarship – 25%-100% of tuition
- Alumni Scholarship – for any HCU/HTS alumni
- MA Bridging (for those admitted into the DMin program)
Explore more detailed information about the Doctor of Ministry program:
- DMin Summary Information
- DMin Program Distinctives
- DMin Costs and Scholarships
- DMin Program Structure and Semester at a Glance
- DMin Program Entry and Advancement