Admission Requirements

As a terminal ministry degree, there are several stringent requirements in place to join the program.


Master’s Degree

The Doctor of Ministry program is intended for persons who have completed a Master of Divinity (or its educational equivalent). Applicants with a Master of Arts and a minimum of 60 master level credits may apply for consideration for entrance into the program. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for their master’s academic training.

Academically, we expect D.Min. applicants to have M.Div.-level competencies in five basic areas: biblical languages (Greek and/or Hebrew), biblical studies, systematic theology, historical theology, and practical theology. If a D.Min. applicant falls short of these academic competencies, the Doctor of Ministry Admissions Committee may admit the application conditional upon completion of further masters-level course work.


Ministry Experience

The Doctor of Ministry program is intended for those who have engaged in substantial ministerial leadership. Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience and must currently be serving in a ministry context.


Church Approval and Recommendation

Doctor of Ministry applicants must provide adequate approval and consent from their current ministry.


Pre-Qualify for the next D.Min. Cohort

Further Your Ministry Training at Faith

A seminary degree will better prepare you for your future ministry opportunities. The first step to continuing your education is to apply to Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.