Program Overview

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is a 28-unit degree that offers opportunities for spiritual development as well as for growth in knowledge and pastoral competency. The D.Min. program concludes with a professional project that is designed to benefit the student’s own ministry and contribute to broader religious communities. Claremont School of Theology has three avenues for pursuing the D.Min. degree.

Students who enroll in the Mentoring D.Min. program participate in the semester schedule at CST taking face-to-face, online, hybrid, or intensive classes during the regular academic year. Students are empowered to follow their particular academic and ministerial interests under the personalized guidance of a faculty mentor. Learn more.
The Doctor of Ministry in Practical Theology of Conflict, Healing and Transformation in Korean Contexts Program is specifically designed for Korean and Korean American religious professionals who work in Korean or other intercultural contexts. Courses are taught by faculty from CST and other Korean and Korean-American scholars from other theological schools. This program arises from the contemporary Korean and other intercultural ministry contexts in which rapid social changes result in many forms of individual, familial, congregational, and social conflicts. Instruction is in Korean. Learn more.
The new Hybrid/Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership Program is designed for clergy and other spiritual leaders of any tradition, including leaders in transition. Students are expected to take one multi-day, in-person intensive a year and may take up to half of the degree online.  Learn More.

D.Min. Mentoring Doctor of Ministry Curriculum

TIS4003Contexts of Ministry (2 week Summer intensive)
TIS4005D.Min. Thesis & Project Research Colloquium (January – 2 weeks)
TDI4098Professional Project

D.Min. in Practical Theology of Conflict, Healing, and Transformation in Korean Contexts Curriculum

K320/420 A Practical Theological Approach to Conflict and Reconciliation
K435Research Methods & Project Seminar in Practical Theology
TDI4098Professional Project
K321/421A Cross-cultural and Theological Approach to Healing, Reconciliation and Transformation
K422Gender Related Conflicts, Healing and Transformation in the Korean Church
K423Interpreting Conflict, Healing and Reconciliation in the Bible (Old Testament or New Testament)
K424Healing and Transformation through Preaching and Worship
K425Healing Relationships in Conflict: Marital Education and Therapy
K431Group Dynamics and Small Group Care and Counseling toward Healing
K4XXLiberating Spiritual Formation Toward Wholeness and Reconciliation

D.Min.  Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice and Strategic Leadership (Hybrid/Online)

S.R.“Spiritual Renewal for Engaged Compassion” (January)
D.S.L.Discernment-Based Strategic Leadership” (January)
C.P. for L. and L.“Contemplative Practice for Life and Leadership” (January)

PH.D. – Practical Theology – Education and Formation Curriculum

TIS4014Seminar in Practical Theology
TIS4022Research Methods in Practical Theology
TIS4014Seminar in Practical Theology
TIS4022Research Methods in Practical Theology