D.Min. Application Process

  • Application Form
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Meet one of the following three sets of criteria: 

    1. Earned an M.Div. degree AND have at least three years of substantial ministry experience;
    2. Earned 72 hours Master’s degree with 30 hours of Bible, theology, church history, doctrine, ministry practice AND have at least three years of substantial ministry experience; or
    3. Completed a Master’s degree that is theological in nature, with 30 hours of Bible, theology, church history, doctrine, ministry practice AND have at least 3 years of substantial ministry experience AND participate in an interview (in person or online) with the D.Min. Director, Associate Director or D.Min. faculty member AND submit an exegetical assignment to be evaluated by two faculty members at a “Developing” level or above. Watch this video for exegetical assignment highlights.
  • Complete the Personal History Essay and Resume Form
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended sent to Admissions directly from the institutions
  • Letter of congregational or institutional approval
  • References from:
    • A leading lay person in your present church
    • Your immediate supervisor in ministerial appointment (e.g., your District Superintendent)
    • Two colleagues
  • A research paper written during your Master of Divinity degree (or educational equivalent). Paper guidelines.
  • For applicants whose primary language is not English, a TOEFL score of 550 (79 internet-based) or an IELTS score of 7. TOEFL Waivers are available on a limited basis to students who have received a degree from the U.S. or Canada. Ideally, your TOEFL should be less than 5 years old. You may download a TOEFL waiver form here. The request will be considered, but not guaranteed.
  • Note: Web Access: Registration, course schedules, syllabi and much of the program’s communication is online: asbury.to/dmin

Admission Procedure

  • After your application has been received, members of the D.Min. Admissions team will carefully and prayerfully examine your documents and contact you at appropriate points along the journey.
  • File completion deadlines:
    • Cohorts launching in September 2021: Admissions file complete by June 1, 2021.
    • Cohorts launching in February 2022: Admissions file complete by November 1, 2021.
  • Applications must be submitted online. All application requirements must be completed by the dates listed.
  • You will receive notice of your admittance to the D.Min. program with complete instructions for how to proceed.
  • All students whose admission file is complete by the above deadlines will be considered for a scholarship award, if available for their cohort.
  • Contact applytodmin@asburyseminary.edu