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

Portland Seminary's online DMin program develops confident, Christian leaders skilled in creatively addressing ministry needs, problems, or opportunities.

Online DMin Program

Portland Seminary offers an ATS-accredited Doctor of Ministry degree in three program tracks. Each includes:

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

The Doctor of Ministry program is open to people with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) or its equivalent.

Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Global Perspectives

DMin     Leadership and Global Perspectives

Leadership and Global Perspectives

with Dr. Jason Clark

Develops confident Christian leaders who make a difference in an interconnected world. Face-to-face intensives meet in Cape Town, Hong Kong and London.

Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Spiritual Formation

DMin     Leadership and Spiritual Formation

Leadership and Spiritual Formation

with Dr. MaryKate Morse

Forms 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

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


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

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Ty Sohlman
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 503-554-6122