Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Creative Communication

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Leadership and Creative Communication


Professional Component

  • Fresh Approaches to Preaching in a Post-modern Era
  • Creative Communication and Technology*
  • Vision, Planning and Creativity*
  • Spiritual Formation and Self Improvement
  • God and Popular Culture
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Foundations of Leadership: History, Theory, Application and Development
  • Business Ethics

Practicum Component

  • Project I*
  • Project II

*Courses which require an on-campus cohort meeting

Special offer

For a limited time – new Doctor of Ministry students receive a 50% tuition grant in the first year and 25% tuition grant for the remainder of the program.


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. For more information about the Doctor of Ministry, please contact the Graduate Office or the DMin Program Director Dr. Marvin Gilbert.


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.


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.


You can be confident that your SAGU degree is recognized across the country.

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. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

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