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Doctor of Ministry (D. Min)

The PSR D.Min provides an opportunity for creative, focused, advanced professional studies in a variety of areas. This program attracts and encourages interaction among a diverse, multicultural and multinational group of students interested in the intersections of religion and progressive social change. The D.Min is a professional degree in ministry and is a terminal degree. PSR’s D.Min is organized using a cohort model (mostly online), where each student joins a cohort of other students who share common interests in particular ministry issues or contexts for ministry.

DMin Forms

Forms for students entering 2011 and after




DMin Elective Learning Outcomes in Relation to Program & Thesis/Project form  Student
(who entered 2015 and after)
By the end of Late Registration for any term in which electives are taken.
DMin Progress Report form  Student  before every Intersession DM 6021 Annual Continuing Seminar course
DMin Request to Proceed with Project form Student submit before registering for your two semesters of DM 6011 and after you have a thorough Project Proposal with Human Subjects approved and committee assembled
Human Subjects Protocol Guidelines Student with Permission to Proceed form
DMin Project Project/Thesis Assessment Rubric & Defense Certification form  Advisor  after project/thesis defense (ideally by April 15th)
DMin Publishing and Binding form (needed for binding and publishing) Student After the defense has passed and final format and printing of two copies has been made
Physical Format for Thesis or Dissertation for the GTU

not submitted; for mostly student reference only before printing final two copies of project/thesis after successful defense
DMin Criteria for Doctoral level work not submitted; for mostly faculty reference only when faculty are approving SRC-9999 (independent study) or SRC-8888 (upgrades)  courses for DMin students
TO UPGRADE LEVEL:Special Reading Course (SRC) 8888 form Student before semester in which you wish to upgrade a course with level lower than 4000

DMin Program Assessment Rubric

In summer 2016, PSR began offering our Doctor of Ministry program in Hawai’i. Students focus their work on the ministry issues that arise in Pacific contexts. Applications for the PSR Hawaii DMin program are accepted year round.

The program begins with the summer seminar and it takes about six weeks to process a DMin application, so ministers who want to start in the summer of 2019 should apply no later than June 21, 2019 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, Dr. Jim Lawrence, jlawrence@psr.edu or 510/849-8232, or contact the Admissions Office at 510/849-8931 or toll-free at 800/999-0528.

For students at a distance, the PSR DMin requires that students be present at least each January for on-campus course requirements.

  • In Year 1: Students should plan to be at PSR two weeks in January to take DM 6000 DMin Seminar which spans over two weeks with time in between to use our libraries and resources.
  • For every year after Year 1: Students should plan to be at PSR one week in January to take the DM 6021 DMin Annual Continuation Seminar.
  • The rest of your courses may be taken in online or blended format. For more information on these formats, visit the Flexible Learning page. Keep in mind that all 8000 level courses are online, but for DMin students, you should choose 8400-8699 level courses. While we have a limited set of 8400-8699 level courses, you may in some cases with the approval of the instructor and your advisor also upgrade the level of  most courses that are 1000-3999 level (or 8100-8399 level for online courses) by:
    a) registering for an SRC 8888 01 course in Sonis and
    b) submitting an SRC form to the registrar by the close of Late Registration.
    For distance students who wish to work with core faculty around the consortium on a focused topic not already offered in the catalog, registering for a directed study or SRC 9999 01 with that faculty person could also be possible.