Doctor of Ministry in Preaching
Joining with five other schools from the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS), North Park is proud to offer a doctor of ministry (DMin) degree in preaching. Participating institutions include:
- North Park Theological Seminary
- Chicago Theological Seminary
- Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
- McCormick Theological Seminary
- Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
This program is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and is governed by a program committee made up of the dean of the program and two representatives (one of whom is a teacher of preaching) from each of the degree-granting schools.
To be accepted into this ecumenical program, students must meet the following qualifications:
- Master of divinity (MDiv) degree (or its equivalent)
- At least three years of post-MDiv parish ministry experience
- Supporting/sending group from their context of ministry (either the parish or an acceptable alternative)
- Academic quality and practical relevance — An internationally-renowned faculty brings high levels of scholarship and academic rigor to the program, while students are encouraged to integrate academic and personal learning goals in their ministry contexts.
- Cohort learning experience — Peer interaction during residencies and direct work with groups in the student's context of ministry are significant components of the program and create an atmosphere of deep relationship to support the student's learning.
- Balance of core and elective study — The three-year program involves an annual three-week summer residency along with parish-based projects and thesis writing. Learn more about the DMin curriculum and then visit the ACTS DMin website for more information.
The level of personal interaction and practical learning offered by this program is unparalleled in comparable programs.
How to Apply
Applicants should review the instructions on the ACTS DMin in Preaching website. The program uses a common application, though you must submit the application form directly to North Park Theological Seminary. The application deadline for this program is January 31.
For more information contact the North Park's Seminary Admission Office via email or by phone at (773) 244-6229 or (800) 964-0101, or contact the ACTS DMin in Preaching Program office at (773) 947-6270.
A limited number of students will be accepted to the doctor of ministry in preaching program each year.