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     The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Degree Program offered by Conservative Theological University is a professional degree which is designed to provide qualified students with the opportunity to achieve a high level of competency in the practice of ministry.

     The quality of and the success in ministry are often determined by the individual's ability to communicate both orally and in writing. It is therefore the purpose of the Doctor of Ministry program to refine the spiritual gifts and abilities of the participating student. Through the development of communication, writing, and administrative skills, CTU seeks to train ministers for a more effective leadership role in their ministries.

     This degree program is built upon the prerequisite of a qualified masters program (MDiv, ThM). The Doctor of Ministry program of study is comprised of a combination of curricular and academic projects, as well as a dissertation, completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The Doctor of Ministry program pursues competency in ministry skills, homiletics, evangelism, cults, pastoral ministry, and Christian Education from previous degree programs, which become the foundational building blocks for the DMin Program.

     The DMin Degree program may be structured to focus on individual ministry, (i.e.) evangelism, counseling, Christian Education, missions, and pastoral ministry. Ability in grammar, written, and oral communication as well as oral communication and a laboratory for administrative projects are vital.

     The overall purpose for the DMin curriculum is to refine, develop, stimulate, strengthen, and mature the student in the basic knowledge, proficiency, and competency in the areas of leadership, teaching, preaching, and administration.

     The curriculum and academic projects are listed in the sequence in which they are to be submitted. Evaluation of completed submissions are made promptly by the faculty advisors. Continuous enrollment is required for the program and all work for the degree program must be completed within three years of initial enrollment.


     The applicant must possess a qualified Master's level degree and Biblical competency. Additionally, an applicant must demonstrate sufficient rationale for pursuing the degree and active involvement in ministry. Where the applicant's attainments demonstrate less than normally expected for entrance into the program, special evaluation by the graduate admissions council may be required.


     All grading is based upon the soundness and competency of the scholarship involved. The student will be required to resubmit all work that receives less than a 'B' score. It is assumed that any individual who has attained unto the level of program acceptance is competent for its completion.


     The normal time for completion of the Doctor of Ministry degree program is 18-24 months. Depending upon one's self-discipline, less time may be required. Any extension of the program time beyond 36 months must have special approval from CTU and student's advisor.


  1. Complete and submit the application for admission.
  2. Enclose the application Fee of $25.00, payable to Conservative Theological University.
  3. Request all appropriate certified transcripts to be sent directly to the university.
  4. Request the submission of three recommendations as indicated in the application for admission.

     As soon as these items have been received, your application will be processed by the Office of Admissions. Upon acceptance, you will receive procedural instructions for commencing your first phase of studies.

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