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Semiotics & Future Studies

At a Glance:

Doctor of Ministry - Semiotics and Future Studies Track

Semester hours 36
Average completion time 3 years
Cost per credit $528 per hour
$1,650 per 'Advance' intensive (financial aid available)*
Accreditation NWCCU
Location Online
3 intensives in Portland, OR, and Orcas Island, WA
Early application deadline February 1
Final application deadline June 1. Applications accepted after the deadline when cohorts are not filled.

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

Alumni Stories

Chris Marshall

Every day, an average of 14.5 murders occur in Guatemala City. Most happen within the ghetto La Limonada. Lacking government, police, a medical system, and other components of infrastructure, this one-mile by half-mile patch of land inhabited by 60,000 is the most dangerous slum in all Central America. It is also the place that has a firm hold on the heart of DMin graduate Chris Marshall. Read more

Brandon Rhodes

Portlander Brandon Rhodes delivers organic vegetables by bicycle. His venture “has the fixings of some stereotype of Portland,” Rhodes admits with a laugh, yet Rolling Oasis Grocers is not a mere Portlandia-esque hipster gig. Rhodes, who holds a D.Min. from GFES, found the inspiration for Rolling Oasis when he clarified his vision as putting down deeper roots in his own Lents neighborhood by connecting his neighbors with nourishing food. Read more