Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Leadership

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a 30-hour degree that requires completion of only one course per semester. The DMin program is offered in a cohort model in which students move through the prescriptive program with their cohort. New students are admitted into the program each fall.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance into the DMin program requires a minimum 72-hour Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from a regionally accredited university or professionally accredited seminary. MDiv equivalence may be granted if the applicant has earned at least 72 graduate hours with broad-based work in theology, biblical studies, and church ministry: an earned master’s degree must contribute to those 72 hours. Ministry experience is also a requirement for admission into the DMin program.


The Doctor of Ministry is an online program requiring only 3 cohort meetings during the 10 semesters of enrollment.

Personal Support

Doctoral students have access to all of the University’s technology support, resources, and facilities, as well as a Project Advisor during the research phase of the program.

“Time spent bettering oneself through higher education is never wasted! Doors of opportunity have opened in my life as a result of the degrees I have earned at SAGU.”

Dr. Teresa Blakney

Careers in Bible or Church Ministries

Find fulfillment through a career in ministry or service. A degree in Bible or ministry will prepare you for:

  • Author
  • Chaplain
  • Children, family or youth pastor
  • Church planter
  • Coach
  • Community outreach leader
  • Community relations coordinator
  • Conference director
  • Evangelist
  • Foreign or domestic missionary
  • Program manager at a non-profit
  • Ministry director
  • Ministry leader
  • Program director
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Senior or lead pastor
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist
  • Spiritual care counselor
  • Teacher
  • Volunteer engagement director
  • Youth & children coordinator
  • Youth director

The world population is predicted to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. Christian discipleship is needed now more than ever.

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Full support

Get access to full campus support and resources. Students can take advantage of the Career Center for job training and assistance, the Wellness Center for fitness classes and facilities, the Counseling Center and more.

Individual attention

Our class sizes are small. We create an atmosphere where you have 1-on-1 interactions with faculty who invest in your performance and well-being.

Affordability & value

SAGU students graduate with 20% less debt on average than other private universities. Our Financial Aid team is your team to help secure grants, scholarships and other financial resources to help ease your mind.

Sticker price vs. your cost

When choosing a college, it is important to realize the difference between the sticker price and your net costs after scholarships and grants. SAGU offers a net price calculator to help you identify financial opportunities to reduce your college costs.

Christian faith

Everything we do springs from a Christian world view. SAGU creates an environment that strengthens your faith and your mind, integrating faith and learning.


You can be confident that your degree at SAGU is recognized, as SAGU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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