Objectives of the Doctor of Ministry Program
The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry program is to equip the student for the practice of ministry at a high level of professional competence. The program provides opportunities for advanced study in intensive seminars, courses, and field settings. It combines academic study and experiential learning under faculty and field supervision to integrate theology and practice. It is the goal of the Doctor of Ministry program that all students will successfully fulfill the following learner outcomes:
Admissions Requirement for the Doctor of Ministry Program
Students may seek admission to the Doctor of Ministry Program at anytime during the academic year. The on-campus intensive seminars will normally be taught in March and October. Application must be approved prior to the beginning of a seminar in order to participate in that course. For additional information, please contact Tawana Scott, Dean of Graduate Academic Services, telephone 864.877.1598.
Graduates of accredited colleges and universities, who have also earned a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency or the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), and have otherwise demonstrated aptitude for academic work on the doctoral level, may apply for admission to the program of studies leading to the Doctor of Ministry degree. A minimum cumulative master’s level grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required for consideration for this program. Applicants with a lower grade point average may be admitted on academic probation if they successfully complete all other requirements including any additional required standardized testing and assignments as determined by the Dean.
Tuition is $425 per credit hour.