Summer 2016, Pacific School of Religion will begin offering our Doctor of Ministry program in Hawai’i. This cohort of students will come from a wide range of places in the Pacific World and the focus of their work will be on the ministry issues that arise in the Pacific contexts. For the first class we expect students from Japan, Hawai’i, and American Samoa.
The PSR DMin program has three components:
- the DMin seminar meetings with PSR faculty members where students meet together for one or two weeks annually to study methodologies, project design, and give progress reports on their work along with cohort meetings during the year on their own;
- four elective courses (regular PSR courses taken by video conferencing, online courses from PSR, or courses taken at other schools and transferred into the PSR program);
- and a project which analyses a problem in the practice of ministry and proposes a new approach to that practice.
Ministers who have a MDiv or equivalent education and training and have worked in ministry for at least three years after the completion of the Master of Divinity degree or other master’s level theological education are eligible to apply for the DMin. More information about the Doctor of Ministry program and its requirements are available here.
The first beginning DMin seminar will meet this summer in Honolulu July 25 – August 5. Applications for the PSR Hawai’i DMin program are accepted year round. The program begins with the seminar and it takes about six weeks to process a DMin application, so ministers who want to start this summer should apply no later than June 24 to be sure the admissions process is complete by the time the seminar begins.
If you have any questions, please be in touch with the PSR DMin Program Director, Randi Walker firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510/849-8221, or contact the Admissions Office at 510/849-8931 or toll-free at 800/999-0528.