Multnomah University

Doctor of Ministry

This program is for ministry leaders who want to explore further where God has taken or is moving them. Students will sharpen their ministry skills, deepen their understanding of Scripture and ministry, and gain more tools for leading their team(s) and/or people. There will be ample opportunity to write and create works for publication.

The Doctor of Ministry program reflects Multnomah’s values and vision – “Biblical Trinitarian orthodoxy and progressive missional engagement with proven faculty mentors to retool and prepare for the future.”

Typically, cohort classes are scheduled for the first couple of weeks of June.

Academic & Ministry Focus

The program has four tracks (areas of ministry emphasis) –

The Spiritual Formation track is scheduled to begin in June 2016.

We also offer an MA degree that shares the same core classes as the DMin program, a Master of Arts in Applied Theology (MAAT). This degree is designed for ministry leaders with significant ministry experience. Entrance into this degree program hinges primarily upon approval by the track supervisor, along with meeting the relevant admissions requirements. Contact the DMin program director, Derek Chinn at, for further details.


  • A Master of Divinity or its equivalent from an appropriately accredited school with a gpa of 3.0 or higher.
  • A minimum of three years experience in vocational ministry after receiving the M.Div. degree. Students who have served in ministry prior to and during their M.Div. programs may be exempted. Students must participate in their ministry for the duration of the D.Min. program, but may petition the D.Min. faculty committee to waive this requirement for reasons of health, family issues, or professional transition.
  • Students are required to acknowledge the MU Statement of Faith as the teaching position of the Seminary and the D.Min. program, and to indicate differences they have with the individual statements in it.
  • Additional Requirement for International Students:  Provide proof of proficiency in the English language.  Multnomah requires that international students score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language.  This is equivalent to a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT).  Multnomah's school code is 4496.  Students may substitute the IELTS exam if desired, with an overall band score of at least 7.0. This requirement may be waived for some students whose primary language is English.