Doctor of Ministry Degree
Purpose of the DMin Degree
To equip pastors and other church leaders in advanced skills of sermon preparation and public exposition of Scripture and enable them to engage in biblical interpretation, theological reflection, and creative homiletical design in order to effectively communicate today.
Program Structure – 30 Credits Minimum
Prerequisite: M.Div. degree or equivalent.
Total Credits required = 30. A minimum of 21 credits must be earned at Trinity. All courses are 3 semester credit hours unless noted otherwise. Courses may be taken in any order unless otherwise specified. A maximum of 9 credits may be satisfied via transfer credit. The transfer must be relevant to the student's program of study and equivalent in both content and degree level of doctoral courses. Transfer (grades of "B" or above) must satisfy the requirements of the program. Awarding degree credit for experiential learning is not available at the doctoral level.
D.Min. Common Core – 6 Credits
D.Min. Common Core Studies form 6 credits of the 30 credits minimum for the DMin degree. D.Min. Common Core Studies are from specific Research and Writing, Pastoral Ministry, and Conflict Management subject areas.
– RW 710 Empirical Research Methods (Prerequisite: RW 800)
Major Core Studies form 18 credits of the 30 credits minimum for the DMin degree. Details on the courses and subject areas in the desired major can be found through the corresponding link below.