United Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry Directed Study

This flexible Doctor of Ministry program will deepen your knowledge of and increase your leadership abilities in an area of study that does not fall under the other DMin concentrations offered at United. Through directed study, you can customize your own concentration curriculum, whether choosing among select DMin-level courses, pursuing independent study courses in your area of interest, and/or taking master’s courses at an enhanced, 4-credit level.

This program may be a good fit for you if you are interested in:

  • Growing your ministry with a DMin designed to meet your needs
  • Advancing your ministerial career
  • Providing ministry in a different context

 

CONCENTRATION LEARNING OUTCOME

In addition to achieving the core DMin degree learning outcomes, a graduate of the DMin Directed Study program will be able to demonstrate competence in a specific area of theological study or form of ministry leadership, and develop methodological skills for applying that knowledge to the practice of ministry.

United’s DMin at a Glance

  • 36 credits
  • Eight 4-credit courses plus a 4-credit dissertation
  • Can be completed in four years if you take a full-time course load (12 credits per year) and complete your dissertation in a little over a year

Program Guide Sheet

LEARNING OUTCOME
NUMBER OF COURSES
COURSES
Formation 1 Narrative Leadership
Contextualization 1 Engaging a Multifaith World
CORE SUBTOTAL 2
Leadership Capacity
5
Three DMin level courses (as approved by advisor)
One DMin level independent study (as approved by advisor)
DMin Practicum
Integration 2
Research Tools and Proposal
DMin Dissertation
CONCENTRATION SUBTOTAL
7
DEGREE TOTAL
9

 

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