Program Information

Students in a classroomThe Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional degree designed to enhance the minister's competency and skill in performing the essential tasks of ministry. Distinguished from academic research programs such as the Ph.D. or Th.D., the primary emphasis of the Doctor of Ministry degree is on excellence in the practice of ministry.

Please click any of the links below to find out more about the D.Min. program:

Program Overview
The Doctor of Ministry is an advanced program oriented toward ministerial leadership.

The D.Min. Process at ACU
Course format and components, course requirements, and candidacy. 

A Master of Divinity degree, or its educational equivalent, from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized regional accrediting agency or by the Assocation of Theological Schools (ATS) is required for admission to the program.

Course Descriptions
View catalog descriptions for each D.Min. course.

Catalog Description 
See pages 181-182 for Doctor of Ministry program information and page 193 for Doctor of Ministry course descriptions.

Program Cost and Scholarship Information
Program cost and payment options, additional expenses, and scholarships.

    Application Deadline:
 Summer 2017
  • January 15, 2017

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Featured Spotlight

For some, the journey to victory can be pretty grueling. Such was the case for Danny Mercer, preaching minister for Friendswood Church of Christ near Houston. After suffering from a cancerous brain tumor, he beat the disease and completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at ACU in 2013.


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Danny's journey


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