Doctor of Ministry Programs

Core Courses – 21 Credit Hours

The Core Concentration of the Doctor of Ministry programs consists of 21 credit hours in the area of speciality.  For the details of each concentration please click the appropriate link below for a sample program.

Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to assist those in ministry in acquiring a specialty in a specific discipline.  The courses in this program are practical and theological  in nature rather than theoretical. The concentration of the degree will allow the graduate to have more options in being placed in ministry.  Having acquired the normative skills for ministry, recipients of a Doctor of Ministry with concentration can also present themselves as specialists in a field as well as general practitioners.

The Doctor of Ministry  of Arts in Applied Theology is a 36 credit hour program designed to provide training and understanding of the practical sides of ministry.  Depending on the courses chosen, a graduate with an Applied Theology degree will have skills in: Bible interpretation, Sermon and Bible Study construction, pastoral and biblical counseling, personal evangelism and principles of organization and administration.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of BUS, CNS, CED, ECM, PRE, and PTH. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • BUS726 Ministry Development: Vision and Strategy
  • CNS832 Healing The Inner Man
  • CED705 Theory of Education
  • PRE701 Homiletics 2
  • PTH706 Christian Ethics
  • ECM731 Missions Anthropology

Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to assist those in ministry in acquiring a specialty in a specific discipline.  The courses in this program are practical and theological  in nature rather than theoretical. The concentration of the degree will allow the graduate to have more options in being placed in ministry.  Having acquired the normative skills for ministry, recipients of a Doctor of Ministry with concentration can also present themselves as specialists in a field as well as general practitioners.

The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies degree is designed to equip pastors and teachers with a higher level of skill in the English bible. Graduates with this degree will fill pastoral and teaching roles with greater confidence.  This program may be pursued with an Old Testament concentration by choosing all of the biblical requirements in the Old Testament, or with a New Testament concentration by choosing all courses in the New Testament.  A student may also choose courses from both and Old and New Testaments. The following are the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies degree program, followed by an example of what a program will look like.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Studies, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of OTS and NTS. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • OTS730 Poetic Books
  • OTS810 Major Prophets
  • OTS820 Minor Prophets
  • NTS731 First and Second Peter
  • NTS740 Johannine Literature
  • NTS750 Hebrews: Better Covenant

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to assist those in ministry in acquiring a specialty in a specific discipline.  The courses in this program are practical and theological  in nature rather than theoretical. The concentration of the degree will allow the graduate to have more options in being placed in ministry.  Having acquired the normative skills for ministry, recipients of a Doctor of Ministry with concentration can also present themselves as specialists in a field as well as general practitioners.

The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling is for those students who would like to practice Christian Counseling in pastoral ministry and para-church organizations such as Christian schools, Christian crisis pregnancy centers, etc.  The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling does not qualify a person to sit for state licensure or board exams but rather for Christian, vocational ministry.

This degree requires a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Theology, Christian Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work. In the event a prospective student does not have a degree in any of the above, the student is required to complete the prerequisite 30 hours in Biblical or Theological studies. 

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of CNS and PSY. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • PSY604 Developmental Psychology (required)
  • PSY612 Cognitive Therapy (required)
  • CNS731 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CNS734 Grief Counseling
  • CNS737 Crisis Counseling
  • CNS801 Sexual Dynamics and Therapy
  • CNS832 Healing The Inner Man

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to assist those in ministry in acquiring a specialty in a specific discipline.  The courses in this program are practical and theological  in nature rather than theoretical. The concentration of the degree will allow the graduate to have more options in being placed in ministry.  Having acquired the normative skills for ministry, recipients of a Doctor of Ministry with concentration can also present themselves as specialists in a field as well as general practitioners.

The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education is designed for those who desire to minister in creating or administrating Christian Education departments in churches and and/or Christian schools. Students will be guided in creating a degree program that will match their needs and interests.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Doctor of Ministry in Christian Education, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of CED. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • THE630 Hermeneutics (required)
  • CED702 Educational Models
  • CED703 Principles of Education
  • CED704 Managing Educational Resources
  • CED705 Theory of Education
  • CED 708 Learning Styles
  • CED820 Ministry to Adults

Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership and Management

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to assist those in ministry in acquiring a specialty in a specific discipline.  The courses in this program are practical and theological  in nature rather than theoretical. The concentration of the degree will allow the graduate to have more options in being placed in ministry.  Having acquired the normative skills for ministry, recipients of a Doctor of Ministry with concentration can also present themselves as specialists in a field as well as general practitioners.

The Doctor of Ministry in Christian Leadership and Management degree offers the student the opportunity to develop and exercise their leadership and management skills within churches, para-church ministries and Christian non-profit organizations. Students will be guided in creating a custom degree program that will match their needs and interests.

  • THE630 Hermeneutics
  • BUS710 Managing a Non-Profit Organization
  • BUS726 Ministry Development: Vision, Mission, and Strategy
  • BUS730 Your Church and the IRS
  • BUS735 Essential Team Interaction
  • PTH701 Leadership Principles
  • PTH808 Conflict Management

Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies

The Doctor of Ministry degree program is designed to assist those in ministry in acquiring a specialty in a specific discipline.  The courses in this program are practical and theological  in nature rather than theoretical. The concentration of the degree will allow the graduate to have more options in being placed in ministry.  Having acquired the normative skills for ministry, recipients of a Doctor of Ministry with concentration can also present themselves as specialists in a field as well as general practitioners.

The Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies degree program is designed for pastors and other Christian workers who want a greater understanding of theological themes for preaching, teaching or personal growth. Students who pursue this degree can increase their effectiveness as preachers, teachers and ministry associates in lay or licensed/ordained ministry. Students will be guided in creating a degree program that will match their needs and interests. The following are the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies degree program, followed by an example of what a program will look like.

The courses provide the core study for your major. For the Doctor of Ministry in Theological Studies, these courses may come from any course with a Prefix of OTS, NTS, CNS, CED, ECM, HCH, HIS, BUS, PTH, SYS, THE. Below is a sample of degree concentration courses. These may be switched and customized to meet your needs. Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-70

  • THE630 Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • OTS810 Major Prophets
  • NTS740 Johannine Literature
  • PTH805 Advanced Leadership Principles
  • THE702 Covenant of God
  • THE731 The Life and Journey of Paul
  • THE762 Apologetics
  • THE764 Bible Prophecy
Biblical and Theological Foundational Knowledge

For entry into all of Logos University’s Graduate programs, each student is required to have previous academic experience in the area of Biblical and Theological Prerequisite Knowledge.  For students who have not had a background in biblical or theological studies, the student will need to complete Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey with Logos University.  These courses will be added to the overall program.

Elective Courses – 6 Credit Hours

The courses provide the elective portion for your degree. These credits may be earned by selecting any two courses in any department of your choosing.   Courses may be found in the course catalog on pages 53-72. If you would like more guidance, feel free to contact Student Affairs for assistance in planning a customized program to meet and fill your needs.

Doctoral Dissertation or Project – 9 Credit Hours

The Doctor of Ministry Program require every student to work through a 9 credit hour Doctoral Dissertation or Doctoral Project.  This course serves as a final project for the Doctor of Ministry Program and integrates all of the previous knowledge and coursework that the student has acquired up to this point.

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