Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry Degree

Challenge what you think you know.

Dialogue with accomplished peers and premier faculty members.

Test your approach through direct community engagement.

Weave what you learned in seminary with your expertise in professional ministry.

Crystallize the formative narrative of your ministry.

Renew an enhanced, theologically reflective practice of ministry.

A Drew D.Min takes a narrative approach to ministry through the study of:

  1. Places: Interpret the culture and context of your ministry through historical, social, biblical and theological analysis.
  2. Process: Enhance proclamation and ministry practices by gathering your faith community’s stories and discerning opportunities for transformation.
  3. Future: Enable a future that ensures social justice, personal and societal health and wholeness, and individual spiritual formation by learning to measure growth and change and to respond with coherence and creativity.

Drive Your Degree

Inject your curiosity and wonder into a curriculum that is both flexible and structured. We offer the direction. Your questions determine your itinerary.

Can’t find the class you want? Design your own self-directed learning experience and put your ideas to work under the guidance of your faculty mentors.

Many Locations
– One Theological School

Join Drew’s community of scholars in person–through classes in our historic Seminary Hall on Drew’s stunning, wooded campus–or virtually–through online classes wherever it is convenient for you. Choose a travel seminars and take your learning to places such as Washington, North Carolina or South Korea.

Congregational Growth (North Carolina)

Missional Church in a Global World (Korea)

World Class Faculty

Your faculty mentors are pioneers in their fields who do cutting edge research and successful practitioners with experience implementing the ministry practices they teach.

Learn more about our faculty.

Doctor of Ministry Alumni

William J. Barber II

Pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church, Goldsboro, NC

National Board Member and President of the North Carolina Chapter, NAACP

Founder, Moral Mondays Protest Movement

Doctor of Ministry, 2003

In the Bible he carries, Barber has marked 2,000 passages in which God calls for justice and compassion for the poor, oppressed, and marginalized. That message, the pastor fears, has gone unheeded by North Carolina lawmakers, who have rolled back programs for the poor, cut spending on schools, and enacted restrictive voting regulations.

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Paul Rock

Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, MO

Author of Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar: Lessons for the Christian Church (2015)

Doctor of Ministry, 2011

My DMin has opened doors of opportunity both professionally and relationally. My DMin class at Drew was a diverse group of women and men who were all committed to growing in our understanding of God’s work in the world, analyzing our ministry contexts and improving our craft. That combination of diversity and shared spiritual and intellectual curiosity created important bonds, which remain.

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Graduation Requirements for the Doctor of Ministry


Design your degree with online courses, in-person seminar-style intensives, or a mix of both.
See Program Requirements and Curriculum


jtdJ. Terry Todd, PhD
Faculty Chair, DMin Program
Seminary Hall
(973) 408-3847

Gloria Kovach
Admin Asst, DMIN Program
Doctor of Ministry Program
Seminary Hall
(973) 408-3133

For more information about the Doctor of Ministry program, please contact the Office of Admissions at 973-408-3111 or