Professional Doctoral

The D.Min. and D.Ed.Min. are professional degrees designed to produce excellence in the practice of ministry. Seminars are application-oriented and offered in block formats that allow students to remain in their ministry settings. These degrees require three years of substantial post-master's degree ministry experience.

Doctor of Ministry: 30 hours

  • Workshops: 6 hours
  • Seminars: 18 hours
  • Project in Ministry: 6 hours

Doctor of Ministry: Specializations

  • Apologetics
  • Christian Education
  • Christian Theological Heritage
  • Church Health
  • Church Planting
  • Church Revitalization
  • Collegiate Ministry
  • Cross-Cultural Missions
  • Denominational Leadership
  • Evangelistic Church Growth
  • Expository Preaching
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Work 
  • Singles Ministry
  • Spiritual Formations
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Student Ministry
  • Worship Studies
  • User-Driven Specializations
  • Non-specialization

Doctor of Educational Ministry: 44 hours

  • Workshops: 6 hours
  • Seminars: 30 hours
  • Professional Development: 2 hours
  • Project in Ministry: 6 hours

Doctor of Educational Ministry: Specializations

  • Leadership and Administration
  • Age Group Ministries (Adult, Children, Collegiate, Singles, or Youth)
  • Church Growth & Health
  • Church Planting
  • Community Ministry & Missions
  • Cross-Culture Missions
  • Denominational Leadership
  • Discipleship and Small Groups
  • Family Ministry
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Worship Studies
  • User-Driven Specializations
  • Non-specialization

A Word from our Dean

NOBTS has one of the largest D.Min. programs with a wide variety of specializations. This seminary pioneered the D.Ed.Min. degree and is one of only five such programs in the United States. A Korean D.Min. Program has recently been added to our North Georgia Hub in Atlanta. You will not find a better place to prepare you for the next stage in your professional development.

Dr. Reggie R. Ogea

Associate Dean of the Professional Doctoral Programs