Qualified applicants for the Doctor of Ministry must have a Master of Divinity, or its equivalent, from an ATS accredited seminary, at least a 3.0 GPA in the MDiv program, at least three years of significant ministry experience after completion of the MDiv, current engagement in professional ministry, and a completed application including the following items:
- Application form and $60 application fee
- Two essays, described on the application form
- Four references, one each from the following individuals:
- Church or denominational official
- Official of your congregation or institution
- Seminary professor familiar with your academic work
- Professional colleague familiar with your recent work
- Official transcripts from any undergraduate school and seminary from which you have received degrees. Official transcripts are ones that have the official institution seal and are mailed directly from the institution, not by the applicant. For full admission, the undergraduate transcript must show the degree and date received.
- Authorization for criminal background check
- FAFSA for those interested in financial aid
- For Homiletics track applicants only: DVD or videotape of one sermon representative of your current preaching
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based) or 90 on the iBT
Applications for the DMin program are accepted twice a year.
To begin the program in January, a completed application must be received by November 1st.
To begin the program in June, a completed application must be received by April 1st.
At Phillips you may apply online or you may download and print the application and required forms and mail them directly to the Seminary. Please choose only one to submit the application.
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Some exceptions to the admission requirements may be granted. International applicants (those requiring an I-20 form to apply for an F-1 visa) must submit additional documents to demonstrate financial support, educational equivalency, and connection to ecumenical partner churches. For more information, please contact Josh Linton, Director of Recruitment or by telephone at (918) 270-6463.