Applicants to the Doctor of Ministry program will be evaluated based on their academic record, ministry experiences, and referral. The D.Min. Program Committee will determine any additional prerequisite that may be required.
Each applicant must meet the following qualifications:
•Applicant must possess Master of Divinity degree from a regionally accredited seminary or its educational equivalent, as determined by Academic Dean and the Director of D.Min. Program.
•Applicant must give evidence of ability for doing the doctoral level study by a minimum GPA 3.0 at the graduate level study.
•Applicant must have a minimum of two years of full-time ministry experience during/after M.Div. studies and currently involve in a ministry.
•Applicants with a M.A. degree in Theology or Biblical Studies from a regionally accredited institution must have a minimum of three years of full-time ministry experience during/after M.A. studies and currently involve in a ministry.
•Applicants with a M.A. degree who have 3years of ministry experience may apply with the submission of a scholarly paper of 10-15 pages reflecting the student’s ministry growth during those years. The student may be asked to take biblical theological courses of M. Div program at EU. The D. Min Program Committee will determine any additional prerequisite that may be required.
Each applicant must submit the items listed below:
•A completed application form.
•Two letters of recommendation (Form provided)
•Application fee of $50 (non-refundable)
•Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended must be sent directly to the Admission office.
•Essays: (1) Applicants’ personal ministry experience (2) Personal Faith Statement (250 words or more each)
•Two Photos (1.5” x 1.5”)
In addition to the complete application, consideration by the doctoral committee will include above average preaching skills, evidence of cultural appreciation, evidence of the application of Scripture to the care of souls, and administrative skills in managing the ministry. These matters will be assessed through personal references, a personal interview and/or whatever testing the administration deems useful.
Because of the moral/spiritual nature of theological studies and the high demand of the curriculum standards, the university examines credentials with a view to ascertaining whether an applicant is of good moral character, is of serious purpose, and has the aptitude to complete the rigorous academic program required for the graduation. The university may grant admission based on either the credentials submitted or a personal interview with the Director of Admission/Academic Dean prior to grant admission.