• A Master of Divinity degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4 point scale.

  • At least three continuous years of full-time pastoral experience after receiving the M.Div.

  • Completion of the online application for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

  • A statement from the applicant’s congregation indicating approval of his or her participation in the D.Min. program and agreeing to cooperate.

  • A five-page statement describing the applicant’s pastoral experience and goals for the D.Min. program. 

  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) that is not more than two years old. Normally, applicants should score at least 26 on the speaking section of the TOEFL and 24 on the writing section of the TOEFL. Please request that your score be sent to ILT. ILT’s DI Code for the TOEFL is 5745. More information concerning TOEFL can be accessed at the Educational Testing Services website: http://ets.org. 

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

  • Application fee: $50 (non-refundable).

  • Copy of an official photo ID.

  • Admissions interview with the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program.

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