Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
Nazarene Theological Seminary

Program Details

Earn a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship with Nazarene Theological Seminary.  This program will enhance student’s competencies in contextualizing formation in a variety of approaches and integrations.  Designed in a cohort structure, the Doctor of Ministry degree provides studies in:

  • Human relationships
  • Spiritual growth
  • Leadership potential
  • Self-evaluation and direction

Classes are offered online with short-term residency requirements in Kansas City, San Diego, and Ireland.  Integrate academic abilities, research, and advanced ministry skills through core, customized, and research courses.  Develop a deeper understanding of spiritual renewal within communities.  Earn your doctorate online with NTS.


  • Requires three one-week intensives on campus and in Ireland
  • Must have a Master of Divinity or equivalent
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Three years of ministerial experience 
  • Three references
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Research statement
  • Interview

School Accreditation Statement

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools