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Program Structure and Courses

Structure

The Doctor of Ministry program is a part-time, residential program that meets three weeks of the year, for two years;  a total of six weeks.

Each week is a 3-credit course framed by pre-reading assignments and a major academic paper following the class.

A two-week session takes place in the last two weeks of June, and a one-week session takes place during the second week of January.

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.