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Doctor of Ministry Degree

Doctor of Ministry at Moody

Chicago, Michigan, and Online

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree program provides you with proven and time-tested ministry and professional skills that you can immediately apply to your kingdom work.

We’ve added four new DMin programs for fall 2024 for a total of five programs overall:

All of these programs provide invaluable resources and tools that form a theological and academic foundation for rewarding ministry service. Equipped in this way, pastors, ministry leaders, and ministry practitioners like you can effectively prepare for a new phase of ministry as you grow in your current field. Our DMin is designed to help you gain new skill sets that allow you to grow and thrive as a leader and practitioner in your particular ministry.

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Learning Outcomes

When you complete a Doctor of Ministry degree from Moody, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced skill in the interpretation, appropriation, and communication of biblical theology in a ministry setting.
  • Diagnose issues in diverse ministry contexts and prescribe appropriate ministry
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and pastoral
  • Cultivate a commitment to personal spiritual growth and Christlike character.


Designed for those with a Master of Divinity or equivalent, our five DMin programs are advanced degrees that include two years of coursework, a Capstone Project shaped to enhance your distinct ministry goals, and an oral defense. Whether you serve in part-time or full-time ministry, you can select classes available through three flexible, convenient options:

  • Study for your degree online so you can keep your current schedule while you learn.
  • Attend on campus in Chicago or Plymouth, Michigan, and engage with professors and colleagues in a classroom setting.
  • Combine online and on-campus options with modular classes. Keep your commitments at home and a flexible schedule and still gain valuable classroom experience. See modular services.

Most classes are eight weeks, with some (highly recommended) four-day intensive on-campus classes.

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To apply, you must have a Master of Divinity degree or an MA in Biblical, Theological, or Ministerial Studies with additional work experience and graduate coursework. All applicants will have three years of ministerial experience and provide transcripts, writing samples, and character references.

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Study under world-class professors offering a wealth of experience in the field and the classroom, including Dr. Brian Tucker, who has published numerous pastoral journal articles and books, including Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation.

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This 30-credit hour degree is available at $695 per credit hour. The three-year program cost is equivalent to the tuition and fees for one year of undergraduate study at the typical four-year college. Specific scholarships for this program are available, and payment plans help you even more by defraying the cost of tuition and spreading out your financial obligations over time. You may also qualify for a federal loan.

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