Doctor of Ministry / Christian Leadership & Renewal
Regent University

Program Details

Regent University offers an online Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership and Renewal for professionals who wish to improve their leadership abilities and learn the skills to face the contemporary challenges faced by ministers.  You can garner the knowledge to administer within your ministry through strategic planning and project management. This terminal degree, which can be tailored to your learning needs and career goals, applies to parachurch, mission, counseling and other ministerial environments.  Concentration coursework includes:

  • Planting healthy churches
  • Missional ministry
  • Church and ministerial health
  • Developing the leaders around you
  • Renewal and transformation in ministry

Regent’s Doctorate of Ministry can be completed at your own pace, online, with the option of an on-campus residency.  The residency involves a 4-day stay on Regent’s Virginia Beach campus.


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

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (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.