Doctoral

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The Doctor of Ministry degree is the highest earned professional degree for ministry and brings attention to issues which arise within the student's ministry setting. Northern offers three types of DMin programs with specialized emphases available in each. Below are descriptions of the three types and lists of specialized emphases for each.

Partnership

Northern is pleased to offer a growing number of opportunities to earn a DMin degree in partnership with ministries and organizations who share our Kingdom values.  In such programs, students will only take three courses on Northern's Lombard campus and the other 4 to 6 will be taken in conjunction with a conference or affiliate program.

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(36-37 credit hours)

  • 12 hours - Required core classes
  • 8 hours - Thesis Project writing and research
  • Remaining hours - Tied to programs provided by affiliates or partners

Application RequirementsRequirements

  1. $50 Application Fee
  2. Completed application for admission
  3. Master of Divinity or its equivalent and 3 years ministry expereince
  4. Three Letters of Reference
  5. Self-assessment essay
  6. An Academic Essay

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Cohort

The Cohort Doctor of Ministry is a program specifically designed to engage a group of students on a specific topic. All students in the cohort begin and end their degree at the same time and take all courses together.

Degree DetailsDetails

(36 credit hours)

  • 12 hours - Core courses to help define ministry issue
  • 16 hours - Cohort specific electives
  • 8 hours - Theis Project writing and research

Application RequirementsRequirements

  1. $50 Application Fee
  2. Completed application for admission
  3. Master of Divinity or its equivalent and 3 years ministry expereince
  4. Three Letters of Reference
  5. Self-assessment essay
  6. An Academic Essay

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