Deepen your practice of ministry with a Doctorate

Our fully accredited, Doctor of Ministry program for religious professionals is designed to help you:

  • Grow spiritually
  • Lead with inspiration and insight
  • Inquire deeply through study and research
  • Engage in rich dialogue with renowned faculty and engaged colleagues from many faith traditions.

Now offered on two Pennsylvania campuses: Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster and Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem!

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Earn your Doctorate in 4 years, or choose our accelerated option and graduate in 3 years!

Convenient online learning

Spend 5 days on campus in the fall & spring

Our DMin program:

  • Integrates theological reflection with your ongoing practice of ministry;
  • Provides opportunities to learn with and from peers;
  • Blends convenient online coursework with powerful on-campus intensive courses one week each semester.

Our DMin program offers you a rare and valuable opportunity to engage with others on the big questions:

  • What does it mean to be human?
  • How wide is God’s mercy?
  • What is the nature of power?
  • What is needed for human flourishing?

Two Semesters Each Year: Fall & Spring

  • Take 7 courses over 6 semesters; each course requires:
    • Initial online synchronous session;
    • Online asynchronous learning;
    • One-week (five days) on-campus intensive.
  • Increased course load accelerates the program.
  • Devote your last year to completing your major project and final presentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Accredited Master of Divinity degree, ministry related or religious studies master’s degree
  • Significant ministerial experience (usually 3-5 years)
  • The ability to thoughtfully interpret scripture and theological tradition
  • The ability to articulate a self-understanding of  ministerial identity and vocational calling.

Click here for the full description of admission requirements.

Dynamic Electives

  • Theological Improv
  • Forming Faith in an Internet World
  • Grief & Trauma Informed Ministry
  • What Happens When All Are Welcome?
  • Sustaining Spiritual Life in the 21st Century
  • Where Theology & Strategic Planning Meet
  • Social Justice & Faith Communities

Exciting Core Courses

  • Listening as an Act of Love
  • America’s Changing Religious Landscape
  • Developing Leaders and Cultivating Partnerships
  • Major Project Proposal Preparation

Earn your DMin in 4 years!

(accelerated option available)

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