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.

3 Innovative Tracks

Doctor of Ministry Leadership and Global Perspectives

DMin     Leadership and Global Perspectives

Leadership and Global Perspectives

with Dr. Jason Swan 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.

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:

Ty Sohlman

Seminary Admissions Counselor, DMin Programs

Graduate Admissions Counselor, Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)


Office: Portland Center South: Office 189