Doctor of Ministry

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Application Instruction (Download PDF)

Admission Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the Doctor of Ministry program:

  1. A Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent (MDiv-based), or a Master of theology and/or ministry nature (MT-based), e.g. Master of Art in Ministry / Biblical Studies.
  2. A cumulative 3.0-grade point average (4.0 scale) on the degree above.
  3. A current position of active ministerial leadership and at least three years of service in parishes or other forms of ministry.
  4. A demonstrated ability to write effectively and to produce a written doctoral project as evidenced in a 6-10 page ministry reflection paper called the DMin Application Essay.
  5. Language requirements: Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principle language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following:
  • A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 80 on internet-based Test (iBT), or
  • A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
  • A minimum score of 58 on the PTE Academic Score Reports.  


Application Fee: $50.00

Tuition: $225.00 per credit hour


To qualify for graduation with the Doctor of Ministry degree the student must successfully fulfill all of the following requirements:

  1. fulfill all DMin course requirements (36 units for MDiv-based track; 66 units for MT-based track);
  2. maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  3. successfully complete the DMin Ministry Thesis, and pay all tuition and fees.


The program is designed for Graduates to increase their ministerial competencies to a truly professional level, to become experts in all skills and competencies related to Christian ministry: critical reflection, interpersonal skills, capacity for theological interpretation, and special skills for service in particular contexts.


By the end of the DMin program at UUC, YOU will

  • Demonstrate fluency in critical thinking, as observed by independent thinking and the ability to be flexible with diverse populations.
  • Apply the biblical guiding principles that form the values and outcomes of any ministry.
  • Diagnose the needs of a community and implement a biblically-based response to meet those needs.
  • Integrate research, verbal and written communication, and leadership skills to provide a solution to a pressing missional opportunity.

YOU will be fully equipped for vocations of ministry and for scholarship among leaders from around the world.

YOU will become an educational and theological resource for your local community, your nation, and the world!

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