The Doctor of Ministry program is a part-time, residential program that meets three-weeks of the year, for two years; a total of 6 weeks. Each week is a 3-credit course framed by pre-reading assignments and a major academic paper following the class. In addition to the residential intensive courses (Monday morning through Friday Afternoon), students fulfill the remaining requirement of 9 credits through three on-line courses from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. The total number of credits required for the D.Min. is 30 credit hours of which, 3 credits are achieved through the Doctor of Ministry thesis project.