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.

The Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program is Anne T. Thayer, PhD, Professor of Church History.

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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 2022-2023

$3,305 Tuition per semester (the 3-year program includes 6 semesters)
$2,430 Tuition per semester (the four-year program includes 8 semesters)
$1,000 Major Project Supervisor Fee – for one year
$200 Major Project Consultation Fee – one-time fee
$200 Intensive Room Fee (6 nights each intensive)
$350 Intensive Meal Plan (optional)

Continuation Fees

$500 Continuation Fee billed each semester beyond the 6th semester
$500 Major Project Supervisor Continuation Fee for each semester beyond 7th semester

Click here for the 2022-23 Tuition and Fee Sheet