The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
program 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:
- Mentoring D.Min. under supervision of a faculty mentor.
- D.Min. in Practical Theology of Conflict, Healing and Transformation in Korean Contexts.
- D.Min. in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice and Strategic Leadership (Hybrid/Online).
The Claremont School of Theology offers a 48-unit Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology
with two areas of concentration: Spiritual Care and Counseling or Education and Formation. Both concentrations require examinations in modern research languages, qualifying examinations, and the completion of a dissertation.
Students applying to the Ph.D. in Practical Theology must have completed either a Master of Divinity degree or a master’s degree (ideally, in their chosen area of concentration, e.g., a master’s degree in Spiritual Care, Counseling, Religious Education, etc.).
The Claremont School of Theology offers a 48-unit Doctor of Philosophy in Religion
degree with five areas of concentration:
Comparative Theology and Philosophy
Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies
New Testament and Christian Origins
Religion, Ethics and Society
Students applying to the Ph.D. in Religion will ordinarily have completed a Master’s Degree but, with the approval of the faculty in the field, may be admitted to the Ph.D. after having completed a minimum of 24 hours of graduate work appropriate to the field of study.
The Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) is a 48-unit degree designed to combine academic excellence with in depth theological studies in a particular area of concentration in order to provide a foundation for further graduate study and general education and enrichment. Areas of concentration include: biblical studies, ethics and social change, interreligious studies, ministry, religious education, spiritual formation and theology. Students must complete a summative exercise at the end of their program which takes the form of master seminar or research-focused project. Learn More.