Doctor of Ministry ( D.Min.) degree is a professional doctorate targeted at individuals involved in some form of ministry. Under [1 ] Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) standards, programs must require matriculants to have earned a Master of Divinity or its equivalent. The ATS requires students to complete at least one year of coursework followed by the completion of the doctoral [1 ] dissertation or research project. Normally, the degree requires somewhere between three to six years to complete. Students typically concentrate an area of [1 ] applied theology, such as missions, evangelism, pastoral counseling or the psychology of religion, homiletics, spiritual formation, church growth, church administration, or church leadership.
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^ a b c Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. "Degree Program Standards: Doctor of Ministry". Standards of Accreditation (PDF). Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. pp. 124–126.