Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Programs
The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is the highest earned degree for the profession of ministry. It is intended to advance understanding of the nature, purposes and practice of ministry, enhance ministry and leadership competencies and encourage continued growth in spiritual maturity.
3-Year, In-Ministry Program
Tyndale’s DMin program is designed to be completed while continuing in ministry. It includes 9 weeks of residency to be completed in 3 years. The residencies are in 1 to 2 week blocks in the same time frame each year. Students will spend at least one day a week on DMin assignments in addition to the residencies and their project work.
You will journey through the DMin program in a cohort environment with caring professors who are both topic experts and actively involved in ministry and colleagues who will support you along the way. Your colleagues will work with you in small groups where you will receive peer-to-peer feedback and develop relationships that can last a lifetime.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
DMin is the appropriate degree for those with a Master of Divinity or equivalent, at least three years of ministry experience and a desire to deepen and broaden their ability in their area of ministry calling.
Post-Doctor of Ministry (Post-DMin)
† Students who already have a Doctor of Ministry degree can complete a Post-Doctor of Ministry Certificate in multiple areas of focus. The Post-DMin is designed for people who want to take additional courses as continued education.
Areas of Focus
Clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy
Designed for registered psychotherapists seeking to deepen their clinical expertise and further their professional training. This is a hybrid (online and in-person) program.
Communicating the Gospel
Provides theological and practical support to ministry leaders in communicating the gospel in all contexts where people of faith are living. This is a concentration under the Leadership track.
† Post-DMin Certificate option also available for Communicating the Gospel
Focuses on improving leadership capacity to understand systems, manage change, and develop as an organization. Additional concentrations are available under this track.
† Post-DMin Certificate option also available for Leadership
Non-Profit Organizational Leadership
Focuses on Organizational Leadership specifically for non-profit Christian organizations from multiple sectors (international development, missions, denominational, para-church etc.). This is a concentration under the Leadership track. Launching 2022.
† Post-DMin Certificate option also available for Non-Profit Organizational Leadership
Explores the biblical and spiritual resources available in grief and bereavement and provides knowledge and skills for those facing or coping with grief and death from the perspective of both the dying and the bereaved.
† Post-DMin Certificate option also available for Pastoral Thanatology
Reframing Church in Context
Explores the nature, history, mission and practices of the church as it interacts with a student’s diverse contextual experiences and callings. This is a concentration under the Leadership track. Launching 2023.
† Post-DMin Certificate option also available for Reframing Church in Context
Focuses on experiencing personal spiritual growth, understanding the dynamics of spirituality, and facilitating the spiritual formation of others.