Doctor of Ministry

Admissions Process


Application deadlines vary. Please contact the Doctor of Ministry office for details.


  1. Apply Online
  2. An application fee of $65 (non-refundable) is required. (Pay online through the online application or submit a check payable to Biola University.)
  3. Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. If enrolled at the time application is filed, be sure to request transcripts of work finished to date and final transcripts upon completion of your course of study. Transcripts must be official, that is, mailed directly from your college or university in a sealed envelope to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Electronic transcripts are not considered official.
  4. Submit three references. (Online Reference Forms)
  5. A personal statement of approximately two pages (double-space) detailing: ministerial experience, personal strengths and weaknesses, and your objectives in pursuing a DMin degree. (A space for this statement is included in the online application or you can submit it separately with the paper application.)
  6. A statement of support from your current ministry assignment. (Online Submission)
  7. A spouse's statement (for married students only). (Online Submission)

Special Instructions

  1. Divorced/Separated/Remarried applicants
    These issues may not disqualify you, however, they have a significant effect on your life and ministry. Therefore, please submit a one to two page (we recommend using a text editor like Word and then copying-and-pasting into the online application) statement indicating: the general circumstances (include counseling and attempts at reconciliation) and your view of the biblical teaching on separation, divorce and remarriage and how your situation relates to that teaching. Please reference appropriate biblical passages. What effect do you perceive it having upon your future ministry?

  2. Criminal conviction other than traffic violations
    Having been convicted does not necessarily disqualify you, however, it may have an impact upon your life and ministry. Please submit a one to two page statement (we recommend using a text editor like Word and then copying-and-pasting into the online application). Describe the circumstances in full, including date(s) and the name and location of the court(s), nature of the offense(s) and disposition of the case, i.e., sentence imposed, and the impact you perceive it having upon your future ministry.

  3. If you are having trouble with the on-line form
     If you cannot access the on-line form we can send you a pdf version of the necessary documents. Please contact the DMin office <> or call 562-903-4822.

​After You Apply

Any questions you have concerning admissions, financial aid, or housing should be directed to the Doctor of Ministry Office at 562-944-0351 X4822. You will be notified of items needed to complete your file. Upon completion of your file and review by committee, an admission decision will be made. Notification of the decision will be sent by mail.

Upon Acceptance

  1. Pay the required $100 enrollment deposit to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  2. A required one-time $500 Doctor of Ministry Program Fee will be added to your student account when you register for your first class. 
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