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Ministry

Pursue your Great Commission purpose without leaving your calling.

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Online | Don’t Stop Life to Study
Biblically faithful & personally flexible. That’s your education—elevated.
36
Months to Complete
32 credit program tailored to speed through or go slower if life gets too hectic—that’s convenient.
$460
Cost Per Credit
Grow Your Life. Not Your Debt

Steward the Call

The Doctor of Ministry Program (DMin) is designed for current and future leaders who seek a professional degree with opportunities for research, teaching, and even greater ministry impact. This unique degree incorporates intensive academic studies as well as applied courses in which students implement what they learn in a ministry setting. Students in the program also benefit from faculty mentors who offer not only insights from their area of academic expertise but decades of practical field experience as well.


A Biblical Approach to Christian Ministry

Two Starts a Year

Begin in August or January in our 32-hour DMin degree at NGU consisting of 11 courses. These courses are divided into the categories of doctoral seminars, applied ministry experience, and research project and methodology. 

Students begin the program by completing four semesters of courses, which consist of one one-week intensive and an online practicum. During their third semester in the program, DMin students also need to take the course in research methods. In the final year, students focus on their dissertation and ministry projects.

If you would like to complete your DMin degree in the suggested timeframe of three years, then we recommend taking a full-time load of courses each term in the following order:

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS

  • DM 7000 Evangelism and Missions (4 credit hours)
  • DM 7001 Applied Ministry Experience in Evangelism and Missions (2 credit hours)
  • DM 7025 Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (4 credit hours)
  • DM 7026 Applied Ministry Experience in Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (2 credit hours)
  • DM 7050 Christian Leadership (4 credit hours)
  • DM 7051 Applied Ministry Experience in Christian Leadership (2 credit hours)
  • DM 7075 Church Growth and Revitalization (4 credit hours)
  • DM 7076 Applied Ministry Experience in Church Growth and Revitalization (2 credit hours)
  • DM 8000 Research Methods and Project Proposal Workshop (2 credit hours)

Third Year

  • DM 8100 Doctor of Ministry Project and Project Report Writing I (3 credit hours)
  • DM 8101 Doctor of Ministry Project and Project Report Writing II (3 credit hours)

An ever-present enrollment counselor will walk beside you every step of the way.

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