To be considered for admission to the D.Min. Program, a candidate must have received the Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from an accredited school with a minimum grade-point average of B (3.00). A candidate with a lower grade-point average may be considered on the basis of demonstrated ministerial effectiveness.
A candidate must have completed a minimum of three years in a chosen ministry since completing his or her first graduate theological degree.
For candidates who have completed advanced theological degrees other than the M.Div., equivalency is defined as having fulfilled specific ministry courses that are central to the M.Div. degree as defined by the UTS M.Div. Program. Applicants seeking equivalency will have their transcripts assessed to determine what additional coursework would be required for entry into the Program. Applications are reviewed by the Doctoral Admissions Committee.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
Application requests should be sent to the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Dr. Kathy Winings, 30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, NY 12507, firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are available on the web at www.uts.edu. Inquiries and questions may be addressed to Dr. Winings.
Students who are accepted into the Doctor of Ministry Program will be given either Full Standing – all required documents have been received, or Provisional Standing – not all required documents have been received. Applicants whose G.P.A. from their first advanced theological degree is less than B (3.00) will be admitted with Conditional Status and re-evaluated after the first term of study.
There is no Special Status in the D. Min. Program.