Doctor of Ministry
Emory University

Program Details

The Candler School of Theology at Emory University offers an online Doctor of Ministry.  This program is designed for candidates with three years of ministerial experience who hold a master’s degree in Divinity.  Coursework is paced over a three-year period, allowing you flexibility to balance your career with learning.  Four visits to campus are required, one of which is the presentation of a capstone project at the culmination of the degree.  There are two tracks of specialization, depending upon your interest and career goals:

  • Church Leadership and Community Witness
  • Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation


  • Requires four short on-campus components
  • Must have at least three years experience
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Autobiographical statement
  • Three recommendations

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges