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The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the most advanced professional degree for educated, experienced ministry practitioners. 

Portland Seminary's online DMin program develops confident, Christian leaders skilled in creatively addressing ministry challenges.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program Options

Portland Seminary currently offers a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program in three tracks. Each includes a lead mentor, customizable research, individual mentoring, cohort-based community, and an online component, allowing students to study from a distance, combined with formative face-to-face (F2F) learning experiences:

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. F2F 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 and Future Studies

Semiotics and Future Studies

with Dr. Leonard Sweet

Develops ministry practitioners who proactively lead in a rapidly changing culture.


For more information, contact admissions counselor Ty Sohlman at or 503-554-6122.