Doctor of Ministry
Luther Rice College & Seminary

Program Details

Luther Rice College and Seminary offers an online Doctor of Ministry degree program for students who wish to fulfill rewarding lives in ministry.  The curriculum provides advanced competencies and biblical insights into the ministry practice through a program based on the belief that Scriptures are the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God.  Students improve their skills in thinking critically, biblically, and theologically; communicating this thinking orally and through writing; and then applying their thinking to real-life ministry. 

This program was designed with God’s special plans and purposes for students in mind as well as remembering the many responsibilities students may have with work, family, ministry, and more.  Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty that are prepared academically and spiritually to meet student needs and help them achieve their dreams and goals and meet their spiritual calling.


Program requires four week-long courses to be completed on campus.

  • Master of Divinity degree
  • Applicants who have not earned an M.Div., but hold a master's degree and ninety (90) semester hours of accredited, graduate-level coursework in theology and/or ministry, may be considered eligible
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Research paper
  • Score of 100 out of 150 on the online Bible content test
  • Acceptable, verifiable employment experience in a specific area of ministry (e.g., pastor, church staff, missionary, parachurch ministry leader or staff)
  • Acceptable, verifiable two-year history of active Christian ministry showing good professional standing, adherence to the fundamentals of the Christian faith, and good Christian character and conduct
  • Possess an acceptable, verifiable ministry laboratory in which to pursue the required projects (e.g., church, mission field, or parachurch field of ministry)
  • Official transcripts
  • Christian Character Reference

School Accreditation Statement

Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Commission