Doctor of Ministry / Chaplain Ministry & Leadership
Regent University

Program Details

Earn your Doctorate of Ministry from Regent University 100% online.  This terminal degree will give you advanced leadership skills integrating philosophy, theory, critical-thinking and the Bible. Gain skills that allow you to serve in a wide range of organizations, including:

  • Military
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Public safety
  • Sports organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Corporate organizations
  • Disasater relief and nonprofit sectors

You can opt to complete this degree 100% online, or participate in an on-campus residency component.

Requirements

Students are required to attend an on-campus seminar of 1 to 1.5 weeks for each core course, while completing substantial pre- and post-session assignments at home.

  • An applicant must have completed either of the following:
    • Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree (or equivalent theological master's degree of at least 72 credit hours) from an ATS accredited, graduate institution
    • M.Div. equivalency of 72 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, with at least 48 credit hours being graduate-level theological studies courses
  • A cumulative master's degree GPA of at least 3.0
  • Current activity in a church or parachurch ministry context
  • A minimum of 3 years of significant ministry experience; experience must be gained following the completion of 72 credit hours of graduate coursework
  • High intellectual achievement and scholarship as evidenced by college transcripts and the applicant's writing sample
  • spiritual maturity, integrity of character and willingness to grow as a leader
  • Personal goals consistent with the mission of Regent University
  • A positive recommendation from a clergy member
  • Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae that highlights your senior-level ministry and leadership experience

Special Accreditation

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

This program is only available to residents of: CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, PA, and VA.