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Doctor of Ministry

Lipscomb University

12 months
346 USD/credit 12456 USD/year
346 USD/credit 12456 USD/year
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A Doctor of Ministry degree at Lipscomb University expresses the culmination of your theological training. As a terminal degree in our field, the D.Min. is best understood as a professional doctorate for ministry practitioners.  


In our Doctor of Ministry program from Lipscomb University, the curriculum contains dual emphases of spiritual formation and missional theology. The challenging coursework helps you engage the questions of ministry in a local way, culminating in a doctoral-level research project to complete the degree.

Key Features 

  • You will experience a community of fellow practitioners from diverse backgrounds who together are thinking critically about the church and its future. 
  • Be challenged in your own formational journey as a leader of your community and contribute a meaningful resource to the world of the church through your original research focused on the practices of ministry.

Programme Structure

  • Post-coursework research projects are required. During the first two years, 28 hours are theory and practice courses, and two hours are research specific. 
  • The third year covers the final six hours of the program and involves a practical, collaborative capstone project which addresses real research questions in authentic settings.

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

  • Application with $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from a college or university administrator or professor, one from a professional supervisor/employer and one from a church leader or minister
  • Official transcripts emailed to or mailed to Graduate Admissions (One University Park Dr., Nashville, TN 37204)
  • Bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in theology
  • Undergraduate and graduate GPA of at least 2.75
  • Completed health form 
  • 750-1,000-word essay discussing the applicant's religious heritage, career goals and how Hazelip School of Theology might contribute to the achievement of those pursuits
  • Writing sample that illustrates appropriate writing skills (e.g. academic paper or a recently published article)
  • Ministry Documentation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12456 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 346 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    12456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 346 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Memphis

900 - 1400 USD /month
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