Doctoral Programs

If you are looking for studies at the level of a doctor of divinity program, consider our Doctorate in Ministry (DMin), or the Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD). The PhD is offered in conjunction with the Graduate Theological Union, and prepares students for professional careers in teaching, writing, and scholarship, as well as leadership opportunities in various service professions.

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program fosters student development to find new ways to serve individuals and institutions both within and outside of the Church. The Seminary’s collaborative environment is an incubator for the research and development of alternative understandings, new tools, and novel resources for ministry in a rapidly-changing world.

DMin students enjoy:
  • Non-traditional grading through practitioner-oriented feedback
  • January and summer course options
  • A Dissertation and Project focused on the practice of ministry
  • Emphasis on innovative tools for the practice of ministry
  • Program options that are varied and contextually-oriented
  • A community of practice that shares in learning and worship
  • Additional course options offered through McCormick Theological Seminary

For more information, please contact:

Rev. Ruth T. West, Program Manager, Advanced Pastoral Studies | 415.451.2838