Doctor of Ministry Requirements
A Master of Divinity degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution.
An official transcript of the M.Div. (or its equivalent) program, with a 3.0 grade point average or above.
At least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).*
Evidence of at least three years of experience in a ministry setting (a congregation or agency).
Two letters of recommendation, including one that expresses support and participation in the doctoral program from your official board or other ministry context, and one from a colleague who is familiar with your work.
A critical essay. See Doctor of Ministry application for questions in response to the essay
Demonstrated capacity or potential for both an advanced level of academic research and writing.
Competence in the practice of ministry.
A $50 non-refundable application fee.
A $25 non-refundable Criminal Background Check fee.
A completed Criminal Background Check Release Form.
*Pastoral and Counseling Concentration.
*Congregational and Community Renewal
Questions may be directed to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-247-5241.