Deepen your practice of ministry with a Doctorate

Lancaster Theological Seminary’s 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.
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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 on-campus intensive courses one week each semester with convenient online coursework.

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

  • Attend 5 days of on-campus intensive courses each semester
  • Take 7 courses over 6 semesters
  • Increased course load accelerates the program
  • Devote your last year to completing your major project and final presentation

Admission Requirements

  • Master of Divinity degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years in ministry following the degree, or a consistent professional ministry during the 5 years prior to application
  • Ongoing practice of ministry

Dynamic, Relevant Electives

  • Theological Improv
  • Forming Faith in an Internet World
  • Living & Dying Well: Ministry with Elders
  • What Happens When All Are Welcome?
  • Sustaining Spiritual Life in the 21st Century
  • Where Theology & Strategic Planning Meet

Exciting Core Courses

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

Earn your DMin in 4 years!

(accelerated option available)

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Doctor of Ministry Tuition and Fees 2020-2021

$3,240 Tuition per semester (the 3-year program includes 6 semesters)
$1,000 Major Project Supervisor Fee – for one year
$200 Major Project Consultation Fee – one-time fee

On-Campus Lodging Fees Per Intensive Week

$200/week For a guest room with a semi-private bath (7 nights per intensive)
Students are free to make other arrangements off campus for lodging.


The following fees apply if students extend the program beyond the 3-year schedule:
$500 Continuation fee billed each semester beyond the 6th semester
$250 Major Project Supervisor continuation fee for the 7th semester (first extension)
$500 Major Project Supervisor continuation fee for each semester beyond 8th semester