Multnomah University

Doctor of Ministry

This program is designed for leaders with significant ministry experience who want to further explore where God 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 also be ample opportunities to write and create works for publication.

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

Values and Vision

The DMin 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.

Printable Program Overview

Discover the Doctor of Ministry's:

  • Academic and ministry focus
  • Admission requirements
  • Coursework schedule
  • Distinctions
  • Program approach
  • Specialized tracks

Specialized Tracks

This program has three different tracks (areas of ministry emphasis):

We are building cohorts for these tracks:

Admissions Requirements

  • 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.

Master of Arts in Applied Theology

We also offer a Master of Arts in Applied Theology degree (MAAT) that shares the same core classes as our DMin program.