DMin Admission Requirements


The Doctor of Ministry is an advanced professional degree program that requires a Master of Divinity degree or its educational equivalent from a regionally accredited institution followed by at least three years of ministry.

All applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale) and a graduate degree (with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) from a nationally or regionally accredited institution.

If you do not have a Master of Divinity degree, please reference and apply to the Pre-Doctoral Program.

  • · The Pre-Doctoral program offers the courses you need to qualify for what would be comparable to a Master of Divinity degree.
  • · The Pre-Doctoral program must be successfully completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before a student may be admitted into the Doctor of Ministry program.

United Theological Seminary requires criminal background checks on all degree-seeking and non-degree applicants. You will be charged a non-refundable fee by Verified Credentials.

Admission to degree programs at United is granted to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, theological perspective, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, or veteran status.