Doctor of Ministry.


Doctor of Ministry

Responsive leadership. Moral audacity.

Drew Theological School invites you to join us on a new path toward your Doctor of Ministry degree. Choose a DMin experience that supports your vocational goals and lifestyle, and that responds to the great theological and ethical challenges of our day.

Drew currently offers five DMin concentrations:

  • Courageous Leadership in a Changing Culture (starts summer 2021)—A radically different degree designed for the engaged and curious leader committed to speaking and leading in congregations and in the public square in relevant and courageous ways. 
  • Bible, Theology and Leadership in the Korean Context (starts Fall 2021)—A reflective and innovative concentration that focuses on inward and outward examinations of effective practices of ministry in Korean contexts. In the core curriculum, students will learn a pedagogical methodology that places scriptural literacy at the center of Christian formation and congregational practice in order to bring spiritual renewal to the Korean church in both the Korean-American and Korean contexts.
  • Faith, Health and Social Equity (starts Fall 2021)How can faith and spirituality be a catalyst for health equity? This timely DMin cohort dares to ask who and what is driving health disparity, and what is needed to bring justice and wholeness in vulnerable communities and across societies. 
  • Pilgrimage and Spirituality (starts summer 2021)—The life of ministry and service is a journey of resilience and renewal. This concentration combines study, practice, and travel to explore prayer, pilgrimage, mysticism, and spiritual discernment in Jewish and Christian traditions as well as in ecological movements and non-western spiritualities.
  • Women’s Religious Leadership (starts Fall 2021)—Women’s leadership is essential to thriving religious communities and social movements. This unique concentration deepens women’s considerable gifts for leadership, engaging women-centered theories, wisdom, and practices, as well as Drew’s long tradition of feminist, womanist, and lgbtq theology and theory.

Learn more about our programs:

Admissions Requirements

  • MDiv or its equivalent. Applicants with a two-year masters degree will be considered. Prerequisite coursework may be required if the applicant’s master’s degree is not theologically based.
  • At least three years of full-time professional experience in or beyond traditional ministerial positions.
  • Currently holding a ministry or leadership position within or beyond the traditional church setting, including non-profit organizations, community activism, or other social or pastoral leadership contexts.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Email and technological access and capacity is required of all admitted students.
  • Two letters of reference with at least one being from a religious leader. Letters should come from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant’s intellectual capacities and promise, as well as ministry experience or leadership skills.
  • Transcripts for all academic study beyond secondary school.

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