United Theological Seminary

Doctor of Ministry in Theology and the Arts

This Doctor of Ministry program will allow you to explore the intersection of theology and the arts. It offers in-depth exposure to the ways in which theology and ministry can be illuminated by the arts, creativity and the imagination, and conversely the ways in which the practice of the arts can be illuminated by theology and religious understanding. You’ll have the opportunity to craft your own research or “arts of ministry” project (dissertation) at the intersection of theology and the arts, using your vocational ministry context as a base for that work.

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

  • Growing your ministry through artistic understanding and practices
  • Shifting your ministry emphasis to one that combines theology and the arts

 

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
  • Hybrid courses, requiring three- to five-day residential intensives, are available.

Program Guide Sheet

LEARNING OUTCOME

NUMBER OF COURSES

COURSES

Formation: Professional Maturity

1

Narrative Leadership

Contextualization: Cultural Contextualization

1

Engaging a Multifaith World

CORE SUBTOTAL

2

 

Vocational Performance: Vocational Skills

5

Images and Ideology

The Arts for Leadership

Two DMin level courses or independent studies (as approved by advisor)

DMin Practicum

Integration: Interdisciplinary Research

2

Research Tools and Proposal

DMin Dissertation

CONCENTRATION SUBTOTAL

7

 

DEGREE TOTAL

9

 

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