DMin Degree Learning Outcomes

A graduate of United’s Doctor of Ministry degree program will be able to:

  • Formation: exhibit continued growth in spiritual, personal, and moral maturity necessary for deepening and reinvigorating their vocational calling and conduct in the practice of ministerial and community leadership;
  • Contextualization: identify, frame, and respond to crucial ministry and community issues through competent engagement with diverse contexts, as defined by culture, religion, or global location;
  • Leadership Capacity: demonstrate advanced competency in the praxis of ministerial and community leadership that combines critical and contextual understanding with reflective theological/religious practice;
  • Integration: acquire new knowledge of the praxis of ministerial and community leadership through analytic and practical research that engages with various theological and other related disciplines and that demonstrates engagement of their cultural context with theological acumen and critical thinking; and
  • Dissertation: complete a research investigation or work of art that makes a significant contribution to the effective application of their area of concentration to the practice of ministry, chaplaincy, or other vocational leadership.


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