DOCTORAL PROGRAMS » Doctor of Ministry


Baptist Bible Seminary exists to train men in biblical doctrines and Scriptural applications for excellence in leadership. BBS is open to all men desiring to grow their faith and deepen their ministry in an academic setting.

The standard requirement for Doctor of Ministry programs is a 94-credit Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary or graduate school. However, BBS recognizes the need for flexibility and individualization in training programs. We will work with your background and previous theological education to help you reach your educational goals. You may be able to step into the D.Min. program with a Master of Arts, MRE or a Master of Ministry.

You must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate studies to enter the D.Min. program. In addition to at least three years of full-time experience in ministry, you must submit two recommendations from peers who are in position to evaluate your ministry.

A self-evaluation of your ministry must be submitted along with a statement of purpose in pursuing doctoral study. Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work must also be submitted. You also may be requested to complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other exams by the D.Min. Admissions Committee.

In accordance with the biblical convictions of Baptist Bible Seminary, prospective students who are divorced, married to a divorced person, or separated from spouses will not be admitted.

The general requirements for entrance as a student into Baptist Bible Seminary apply to all doctoral students. Read the Seminary catalog here

For more information and options for qualifying to enter the Doctor of Ministry program, refer to the Handbook here.