Requirements for Graduation
The Doctor of Ministry degree requires 27 term hours total for graduation: 21 term hours of coursework, the project practicum (three term hours) and a professional project thesis (three term hours). Successful completion of the Doctor of Ministry will (1) demonstrate an understanding of the theological disciplines informing the exercise of ministry in the contemporary church and world and (2) demonstrate, in writing and application, the integration of theory and practice through seminars, the practicum and the professional project.
The D.Min. can be completed in three calendar years. All degree requirements must be completed within six years from the time when coursework began. Under special circumstances, the director of Advanced Studies may be petitioned in writing for an extension.
Doctor of Ministry Candidates for Graduation Checklist
SMU Graduation Information for Students