PSR offers an opportunity for creative, focused, and advanced professional studies in its cluster Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree. Unlike the PhD or ThD, the DMin is not a degree in a specialized academic discipline, but rather is a professional degree in ministry that brings together theory and praxis rooted in the academy and the community of faith.
PSR’s DMin program is interdisciplinary in design, cross-cultural in content, and ecumenical in intention. The program attracts and encourages interaction among an especially multicultural and multinational group of students.
Forms for students entering 2011 and after
WHEN FORM IS SUBMITTED/USED
|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|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2018 Doctor of Ministry Dissertations
- Julia Dowd, Gathering the Graces: Women, the Spiritual Exercises, and Jesuit Education (2018)
2017 Doctor of Ministry Dissertations
- Makoto Kondo, The New Possibility of Mission in Japan (2017)
- Shannon Spencer, The Asheville Poverty Project (2017)
2016 Doctor of Ministry Dissertations
- Andy Burnette, Unitarian Universalism and the Working Class: Widening the Welcome (2016)
- Fred Grewe, The Soul’s Legacy: Discerning Your Life’s Meaning and Passing It on to Your Loved Ones (2016)
- George R. Martzen, A Place for the Stranger: Worship as the Spiritual Practice of Hospitality (2016)
- Megan Rohrer, Solo Gratia: An Analysis of the Faith and Faith Experience of Central City Pastors and LGBTQ Homeless and Hungry Individuals Living in San Francisco (2016)
- Roland Stringfellow, Liberating Religious Liberty (2016)