More Flexibility, More Options Now Available for DMin Students

NEW TRACK COMING SOON: Pastoral Leadership for Social Transformation

Your Doctor of Ministry degree is closer than ever with updates to the program at Phillips Theological Seminary. Some of the key changes include:

  • Foundational courses offered in January, June and October
  • More seminary courses open to DMin students
  • Social Transformation specialization coming soon
  • Up to 14 credits can be taken online (depending on specialization).

Some of these changes mean students can accelerate the time it takes to complete the program, though Phillips expects students to finish in three-to-six years. Cross listing courses means DMin participants will have access to a wider variety of classes to consider. This is especially valuable because of the number of new faculty members at Phillips.


The upcoming Pastoral Leadership for Social Transformation specialization is an outgrowth of the growing interest in the social justice master's degree at Phillips. This specialization is designed for practitioners from a variety of ministry contexts who are committed to public theology in diverse forms including:

  • community organizing
  • advocacy
  • nonprofit leadership
  • leading congregations to address justice issues within society.

Email Ulysses Allen to learn when this specialization launches.

And, Phillips continues to offer financial aid to every person accepted into the DMin program. Phillips will continue to award 60 percent tuition assistance to all students, along with 80 percent tuition assistance to members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or United Church of Christ along with underrepresented racial/ethnic groups.

At Phillips, we know there are many factors to consider when choosing a DMin program: faculty, community, affordability, and more. Contact Ulysses Allen to learn just how close you can be to getting your Doctor of Ministry. You're also always invited to visit us in Tulsa, Oklahoma.