Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year 
    Mar 18, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ministry (D.Min.)

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Admission to the doctor of ministry (D.Min.) program requires a master of divinity degree or its equivalent from an accredited school. As an advanced professional degree, admission requires a GPA of 3.00. Probationary admission is possible in some cases with a slightly lower average. Applicants must be engaged currently in vocational Christian ministry, with a minimum of three years of ministry experience since completing the master of divinity degree. The D.Min. degree requires 42 credits.

Required Courses

On-Campus Seminars

First Year - Two two-week Foundational Seminars (12)
Second Year - One two-week Foundational Seminar (15)
    One two-week Ministry Studies Seminar  
    One semester of Research in Ministry  
Third Year - One one-week Ministry Studies Seminar (6)
    Ministry Praxis Proposal Seminar  

Three Semesters of Approved-Field Supervision Concurrent with Seminars: 3 Credits

Ministry Praxis - Written Ministry Dissertation: 6 Credits

Total Required Credits: 42

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