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Doctor of Ministry


  • Church Revitalization
  • Disciple-making/Spiritual Formation
  • Expository Preaching
  • Christian Leadership
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Great Commission Mobilization in Missions and Church Planting
  • Next Generation Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry (A non-specialization track allowing students to choose any seminar offering)
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The Doctor of Ministry
For a New Level of Excellence in Ministry 

The Doctor of Ministry is a 31-hour advanced degree program designed for those in active vocational ministry seeking further training to serve at a new level of excellence in ministry. The program will be no fewer than three academic years and no greater than six years. Entering students must understand the high level of commitment that is expected and required to actively participate in this degree program year round for this period of time. Throughout the degree plan of study, students will acquire new ideas, tools, strategies, and techniques that will increase effectiveness and expand opportunities within current and future roles.

A word from our President, Dr. Danny Akin

The Doctor of Ministry degree is one of the most effective means of
ministry education available to those actively serving the Church who
wish to gain further training for more effective service to the body
of Christ. If you desire a mentoring relationship with an experienced
and trained professor, this degree is for you. If you want to avail
yourself of the encouragement of a cohort of likeminded ministers,
this program of study is for you. I am excited about the DMin Program
at Southeastern. That is why I personally teach in it each year, and
that is why I also supervise and mentor students myself. I believe in
this program, and I am convinced that you will become a believer as
well as you work your way through the excellent program of study,
write a ministry project that will be relevant to your ministry
and graduate better equipped to minister to God's people.
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What can you expect?

  • An outstanding faculty (world class professors and expert ministry practitioners)
  • A convenient course schedule (only 4 trips to campus)
  • A cohort learning environment
  • A challenging and practical curriculum
  • An excellent mentoring plan
  • A servant-driven administration
  • A competitive tuition plan

IMB Retiree Waiver

If you recently retired from the International Mission Board (IMB) as part of the first phase of the Voluntary Retirement Initiative (VRI), you are eligible to receive a waiver for tuition and fees for your first two years of doctoral study. Some conditions apply. Contact our office at 919.761.2216 or for more information.

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Post Office Box 1889
  • Wake Forest, NC 27588
  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
Our Mission
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
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