Doctor of MinistryPastor as Spiritual Leader Emphasis Admissions

Admissions Requirements

● An ATS-approved M.Div. degree (or its equivalent) with a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale (B or 80);
● Three years or more of pastoral leadership in a ministry setting;
● Four letters of reference: 1) academic, 2) ecclesiastical, 3) spiritual director or mentor, and 4) friend or colleague);
● Personal essay;
● Commitment to be in spiritual direction (individual or group) during the course of the DMin/PSL. 

Additional documents may be required of international applicants.  If English is not the applicant’s primary language for conversation and reading, the applicant will be required to submit TOEFL results. (A TOEFL score of 213 or higher is required for admission to the seminary.)

The deadline for filing all application papers is August 15, 2012.  The DMin/PSL is limited to 12 participants.  Applications should be sent to the Program in Christian Spirituality, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo CA  94960.

Costs - Tuition:
January 2013 $2,900
January 2014  $2,900**
Summer $5,400**
D/P  $3,835  (approximate)
Tuition Total:  $13,670
Application Fee: $40

January Room & Board: $1,300 (x2 = $2,600)
Summer Room & Board: $2,700

Tuition + Room & Board = $20,375 **

** projected costs are based on 2013 rates which are subject to annual increases

For more information about future offerings of this program, please feel free to contact the program manager for the Program in Christian Spirituality by e-mail at


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