1 year
Aug Jan
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About this course

The Doctor of Ministry degree is a practice-oriented doctorate for pastors and ministry leaders. The goal of the program is to develop and equip reflective practitioners at a doctoral level with new levels of theological discernment and practical skills for the art of ministry leadership.

Fuller's DMin program will disturb your life! It is designed for ministry leaders seeking a strengthened and deepened ministry practice. DMin students will be stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry.



Fuller is one of the world's largest seminaries, with students from over 80 countries and 100 denominations. Fuller espouses a humble and convicted evangelical theology that is nuanced by the diversity of faculty and students. With its three schools (Theology, Intercultural Studies, and Psychology), Fuller trains ministry leaders, missionaries, and therapists for service in God's mission.

Fuller's DMin program draws from the resources of all three schools. The size and diversity of Fuller's DMin program provides great flexibility and a wide variety of faculty and course topics. While the program is large, our class size remains small, allowing for interaction between professors and students.

Entry Requirements

  • A ministerial leadership position. The DMin program is designed for ministry leaders to continue to learn and grow without having to leave their ministry context.
  • A minimum of three years ministerial leadership experience after receiving the MDiv or MA degree.
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or higher (3.0 on 4.0 scale).
  • Biblical language studies in Greek or Hebrew. (This requirement may be met through a course in the DMin program.)
  • Evidence of academic writing proficiency (see the online application for details).
  • A TOEFL score of 600 (paper test) OR 250 (computer test) OR 100 (Internet test) is required for applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not earned a Bachelor degree taught in English in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.