Global University, an accredited distance education university of the Assemblies of God, announces the offering of an accredited Doctor of Ministry program (DMin). The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has granted full accreditation to this DMin program.
This Doctor of Ministry program has been designed to serve people active in Christian ministry who cannot attend a traditional residential seminary. Those attending will receive academic yet practical training in Bible and Theology from a Pentecostal perspective to fulfill their calling to Christian church-based ministry.
According to Dr. Carl Chrisner, dean of the Graduate School of Theology, the initiative to create and offer a DMin program comes from the Assemblies of God regional directors around the world. "It is clear to us at Global University's School of Graduate Studies that this doctorate program is the result from a worldwide request to provide this highest level of ministerial training," says Chrisner. "We conducted a feasibility and sustainability study to determine the need and the results of this study revealed a gap that needed to be filled for full-time ministers, so we decided to offer this Doctor of Ministry program."
Requirements for admission include a Master's Degree from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA (no exceptions) and successful completion of at least one year of biblical Greek.
Applicants must be an accredited minister and have: two to five years of study, prior graduate studies in Bible and Theology (MA or MDiv), 18 hours of Biblical language, a minimum of three years of full time ministry experience and 20 credits earned beyond BA degree.
The cost of the program is $100 admission fee and $240 per credit of study.
"We are privileged to be able to bless others with this new Doctor of Ministry program," said Dr. Gary Seevers, president of Global University. "Ministerial training at the highest possible level is now available at Global University."