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Program Policies

  • 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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Registration after Acceptance into the Program
Upon official acceptance into the DMin program, a student has up to one year to register for the first seminar. Failure to matriculate in that time period, without prior permission from the Director, will result in the need to repeat the admissions process beginning with the pre-application stage.

Student Status

  1. Active Status:

Students are required to maintain continuous year-round enrollment for the length of the entire program. This program demands a high level of commitment from each student to actively participate with a cohort group for at least three years.

  1. Program Delay Status:

A student in the degree program missing a semester will be charged a program penalty fee of the equivalent of 1credit hour tuition and must register for DMN 8000-Continuous Enrollment. Each semester missed will be counted toward the maximum program length of 6 years. 

  1. Extension Status:

The Doctor of Ministry program requires a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years.  Extensions in time beyond the 6 year limit require the consent of the Director of the DMin program each semester. If continued enrollment status is granted, the student must enroll in DMN 8000-Continuous Enrollment (see Continuous Enrollment Extension Request DM Form 4) and pay a 1 credit hour tuition continuous enrollment fee for the semester for which the extension occurs.   Extensions will not exceed 4 semesters. 

  1. Non-degree status:

A graduate or student from another school may enroll for a seminar or workshop in the DMin program but will be required to complete a non-degree partial application form.

  1. Audit status:

A DMin graduate may return to audit a DMin seminar or workshop at any time for reduced tuition cost. Graduates will contact the DMin office for audit instructions.  

Transfer of Credit


The Director of the DMin program will consider the transfer of credit hours from accredited programs on a case-by-case basis.  Minimally, all transfer students must complete satisfactorily at least 14 credit hours of DMin work at Southeastern, including the Ministry Project and Project Report (6 credit hours), the Project Design Workshop (3 credit hours), and the Research Design Lab (1 credit hour). 

Seminar Attendance

  1. Seminars will begin in the morning and normally end in the late afternoon with some evening assignments and meetings as well.
  2. Class participation will affect the student’s final grade.
  3. Students are required to attend every session of the seminar. Any absence may necessitate repeating the seminar. An approved absence would require the approval of the Professor and Director of the DMin program and will only be approved under unusual circumstances (funerals or other emergencies).
  4. Missing a seminar may cause the loss of a student’s position in his or her cohort group.
  5. Due to the cohort-based nature of the program, any student dropping or not showing for a workshop and/or seminar must contact the DMin office immediately. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.
  6. Dress for seminars will be business casual. Please note the weather conditions during the seminar. The variance in winter to summer temperatures is great in North Carolina. 


Any student seeking a complete and final withdrawal from the program should first seek counsel from the Director of the program. To withdraw means the student is leaving the program and does not intend to continue his or her work. Requests for withdrawal must be submitted in writing through the DMin office. Failure to do so will result in the charge of the Continued Enrollment Fee of 1 credit hour tuition. (see Withdrawal From Enrollment DM Form 3).

Students who withdraw may not apply for re-admission into the program except under extreme or rare circumstances. The Director and the DMin Faculty Committee must approve the re-admission. Even if an exception is granted, the applicant must repeat the admissions process beginning with the pre-application phase. 

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  • 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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