DMin - Doctor of Ministry


The Doctor of Ministry degree is the highest professional degree for pastoral and ministry leaders. Talbot’s Doctor of Ministry program is designed to help ministry practitioners make their maximum impact in ministry. Our goal is to help leaders develop the skills necessary to accomplish God’s unique agenda for their lives and ministry.


Learning occurs within relationships. Our professors do not merely drop ‘information bombs’ on you. The faculty are recognized experts in their fields who want to share their lives, as well as their insights. From start to finish, and beyond, our faculty-mentors care about you as a person. Even when you have completed your degree, they will take the time to offer you what they can from the resources of their experience.  You will have the opportunity to focus on a specific aspect of ministry. Talbot offers numerous specialty tracks, not a generic “one size fits all” program, to help you develop deep expertise in the area of ministry that you are passionate about. We won’t waste your time with academic busy work. Your assignments will be integrated into and designed to assist your ministry. This program is intensely practical.

Spiritual Development

Many Christian leaders don’t develop the mind and spiritual character necessary for effective ministry. Your faculty-mentor and Talbot’s Institute for Spiritual Formation will help you in the areas of spiritual growth and soul care.

Roles Upon Graduation

The Doctor of Ministry program is designed to equip leaders of various Christian ministries for a high level of excellence in the practice of ministry. We offer an expending number of specialty tracks that utilize a cohort-based faculty-mentor led model of education.

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