A. English Competency

B. Assessment Exam: Logic and reasoning ability

C. Ministry Exposure

D. Spiritual and Emotional Maturity

E. Stewardship Mindset

F. Educational Attainment

G. Pastor and/or Church Recommendation

H. Clear Calling and Vision

I. PhilHealth Membership (for Filipino applicants only)

Please go to the links below for the ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS of:

(exceptions will be weighed carefully)
The Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Leadership program is aimed at leaders of church and parachurch organizations who:
Have completed a M.Div. or equivalent degree with a GPA of at least “B+” and have an adequate graduate-level academic background in biblical, theological, and ministerial studies to pursue doctoral work.
Have been in active Christian leadership for at least 5 years after completing their master’s degree.
Are in leadership of church planting work, a multi-staff church (or cluster of churches), a parachurch ministry, a regional/national ministry, or a denominational ministry.
Meet other appropriate character, ministry, and academic standards, including English proficiency.

One Application

This joint program has one set of application forms. However, each of the degree programs has somewhat different entrance requirements.

  • ThM program– requires an MDiv degree; or an MA degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of graduate level course work in Bible and Theology (12 credits), education/practical ministry/leadership courses (12 credits) and research methods (6 credits).
  • DMin program – requires an MDiv degree or equivalent.
  • PhD program – requires either the MDiv degree or a sufficiently strong MA (see the ThM requirement). Participants fully admitted to the joint program who complete the first and second year courses and practicum work at a high level, may apply to the PhD program after the third year block courses. Consideration will be given to the participant’s GPA (looking for A- ), previous degree work, evidence of ministry skills, timely completion of course work, ministry gifting/competencies, and ministry goals.

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