Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the most advanced degree for educated, experienced ministry leaders. Its focus is professional ministry practice.

Portland Seminary's ATS-accredited, online DMin program develops confident, Christian leaders skilled in creatively addressing the needs, problems, or opportunities of ministry leadership. The program is open to students with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) or its equivalent.

Three Innovative DMin Tracks

Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Global Perspectives

DMin     Leadership and Global Perspectives

Leadership and Global Perspectives

with Dr. Jason Swan Clark

Cultivates differentiated leaders, rooted in Christ, who make a difference in an anxious world. Intensives in Cape Town, London, and Singapore.

Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Spiritual Formation

DMin     Leadership and Spiritual Formation

Leadership and Spiritual Formation

with Dr. MaryKate Morse

Develops Christ-centered professionals to re-imagine God’s mission in diverse environments.

Doctor of Ministry Semiotics and Future Studies

DMin     Semiotics, Church, and Culture

Semiotics, Church, and Culture

with Dr. Leonard Sweet

Forms proactive ministry leaders in an always-changing culture with Len Sweet.

Each Doctor of Ministry track includes:

  • Lead mentor
  • Cohort community
  • Online format for distance study
  • Formative face-to-face learning experiences
  • Guided research journey through a Project Portfolio process


If you're not sure which DMin track is right for you or have other questions, please contact:

Michael Simmons

, MA

Admissions Counselor, Seminary

Call: 503-554-6168

Text: 503-213-6733