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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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 Full Application Process

Applicants who successfully complete the pre-application process will be permitted to complete the full application form in order to continue the admission evaluation process. The applicant will receive a letter or an email announcing approval to continue the application process and directions on where to obtain the full application packet for completion. The applicant will mail all completed documents directly to the Doctor of Ministry Office at SEBTS.

Upon completion of the full-application packet, the applicant will be interviewed by the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program to determine the prospect’s potential for acceptance into the program.  The interview may be held by telephone or in person.(The applicant or Director of the DMin program may terminate the application process at any time.)

The full application packet includes:

  1. Application for Admission Form
    Applicants must complete all items on the Application for Admission form. 
  2. Five Character References 
    Applicants are required to secure character references from 5 individuals qualified to judge the applicant's potential for ministry and capacity for growth through an advanced study program.  Each individual will use a character reference form of the DMin program supplied by the applicant.

    References should, if possible, include a:

    1) Former professor of master-level studies, 
    2) Colleague in ministry outside of one’s church or agency, 
    3) Denominational leader, 
    4) Lay leader in one’s church or agency, and
    5) Community leader outside one’s church or agency. 

    Please instruct the individuals to mail their forms directly to the DMin Office. 
  3. Church Recommendation
    The applicant will request the pastor or a church official of the church of the applicant’s current membership to complete the Church Recommendation form. If the student departs from this church while enrolled in this program, a new Church Recommendation form will be required from the applicant’s new church residence.
  4. Medical Information and Immunization History
    The applicant will complete the Medical Information form and provide the Immunization History form signed by a physician. 
  5. Spouse’s Personal Statement
    If married, the applicant’s spouse will complete the Spouse’s Personal Statement form.
  6. Ministry Essay
    Applicants will write and submit a ministry essay containing an autobiographical section, a ministry goals section, and a case study section. This essay will help determine the applicant’s level of writing skills. The essay should be 8-10 pages, typed, and double-spaced. Below are the assignments for the three sections:

    1) A description of the applicant’s salvation experience, call to ministry, experience in Christian discipleship, and experience in ministry, both voluntary and professional;
    2)  A summary of the applicant’s professional and educational goals and expectations as they relate to the Doctor of Ministry Program; 
    3) A response to a provided case study concerning an actual ministry scenario or problem.
  7. The Application Fee
    Applicants will send a $40 non-refundable application fee.
  8. The Southeastern Covenant Agreement
    The applicant will sign and submit the Southeastern Covenant form.
  9. The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) Option
    Applicants may be required to take the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or other standardized test if an applicant’s master’s degree cumulative grade point average is below the required minimum. 

    The applicant is advised to secure information about the MAT from: 

    The Psychological Corporation
    555 Academic Court, San Antonio, TX 78204 

    The MAT must be taken in time for the score report to be available to the Director of the DMin program for evaluation. The MAT may be taken on select college campuses in each state. Scores in the high 50 percentile are considered standard for the program. A MAT taken within the past five years will be accepted. 

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  • Wake Forest, NC 27588
  • Phone: (919) 761 - 2100
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  • 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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