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.

The DMin provides an opportunity for you to:

  • use your skills in critical engagement with texts and traditions and contextual analysis to advance your understanding of the nature and purpose of ministry in a particular context.
  • be able to work in partnership with people in other ministry settings to develop greater skill in communicating the Christian faith and in developing leadership styles for effective social change.
  • create new knowledge and research about the practice of ministry that contributes to the understanding and practice of ministry.
  • enhance your ministry skills and competencies through discipline study using research and conversation with peers and instructors.
  • integrate these understandings and competencies into theologically coherent analysis of the practice of ministry.
  • develop a more aware engaged spirituality.