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Welcome to the Doctor of Ministry

Expect to think critically. Expect to be challenged. Expect to be inspired.

The Doctor of Ministry degree program at Hartford Seminary stresses the reflective practice of ministry, that is, ministry grounded in a practical BEC_3755theology that grows out of an understanding of the social context in which it occurs. Drawing on the tradition of “congregational studies” pioneered by the Seminary’sHartford Institute for Religion Research, the program invites students who work in many different ministry settings  to explore the human and cultural dynamics of ministry. Recognizing that all ministry happens in a multifaith world, the program also provides the opportunity to engage in study with the faculty of the Seminary’s Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

Since the degree is based on concrete practice and reflection, candidates for the degree are expected to remain in a recognized form of ministry for the duration of the program.

The 36-credit Doctor of Ministry program is open to persons who have three years of ministry experience after the completion of the Master of Divinity degree (or its educational equivalent) from an accredited institution. Students will take 12 credits of colleague seminars, six elective courses, including one in a faith tradition other than one’s own, along with a Ministry Project.

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