Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry supports ministerial leaders seeking renewal through spiritual reflection and scholarly analysis of current challenges in ministry

Drew Provides

Drew provides faculty, fellowship—and flexible delivery—in this novel approach to the advanced exploration of ministry.

Areas of Concentration

Share your academic journey with a group of accomplished peers in one of four areas of concentration.


Discipleship in the Google World: Discipleship that Preaches, and Preaching that Disciples

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Global/Online Doctor of Ministry

Re-imagine faith and ministry in this future-oriented program that addresses ministerial leadership and church transformation to come.

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Congregational Growth & Community Development (North Carolina)(N.C.)

Engage a biblically based and theologically informed approach to conducting ministry and developing congregations of integrity in the 21st century.

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Missional Church in a Global World: A Future Church Study for Pastors in Korea

Review, reform and revise an approach to ministry for the coming global awakening of a new church, in a program that is cognizant of Korean and missional church contexts.

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Practicing Mind-Body-Spirit-Healing for Congregations and Clergy

Learn to sustain a resilient community that understands health as a process and accepts—and forgives—loss, trauma, and conflict as intrinsic to our existence.

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Cohort Design

The Doctor of Ministry program at Drew is a multidisciplinary program for ministerial leaders who have distinguished themselves in the practice of ministry. It demands both a “group process” (of finding your passion and becoming a prophet) and a “professional contribution” (an implemented, evaluated and critically articulated act of ministry) in a professional thesis project.

The degree requires at least six semesters for completion. Most groups form in the fall, continue to meet through winter and spring, and come together after the first year for a three week summer intensive at the Drew campus. The required courses, a methods course, 2 elective courses, and a project-thesis (for a total of 30 credits) are required for graduation. Check the area of concentration for more specific curricular offerings. The culminating project-thesis is a professional project of publishable quality of one’s process, findings and learnings.


The cost is $550/credit hour or $16,500 for the full 30 hour program.