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Doctor of Ministry / Military Ministry

Program Details

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is an ideal professional and terminal degree for those who serve the church in congregational or pulpit ministries, institutional or military chaplaincies, counseling ministries, missions agencies, parachurch organizations, or other ministry settings where advanced leadership skills are essential. You will engage in a tailor-made program that leverages high-impact education and maximum practical application in a multidenominational, ethnically diverse setting. You also will explore how to accurately discern vision, mobilize others to fulfill that vision, and act as a catalyst for renewal. With an emphasis on senior-level leadership tools and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, Regent’s online D.Min. Program will help you take your ministry to the next level. The Military Ministry concentration explores the unique demands and stresses on people in the armed forces and how to negotiate life-and-death situations in your ministry service as a military chaplain.

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

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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