Doctor of Missiology (D.Miss)


The purpose of the Doctor of Missiology degree program is to develop Christian missionary leaders including missionaries, practitioners, teachers, and administrators through doctoral level instruction, research, and practice. The program is divided into three major components: Foundational Seminars, Concentration Seminars, and the Missionary Project Dissertation.


The D.Miss degree is a 38 hour program designed to be completed in no less than three years. All work for the degree must be completed within six years.

D.Min Degree Objectives

Students graduating from the Doctor of Missiology degree program will be able to do the following:

1. Demonstrate competence in applying theological convictions to any missionary context to which they are called 

2. Demonstrate the ability to conduct cross-cultural ministry at an advanced level

3. Demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study

4. Plan and conduct research in the area of specialization and to communicate its results



Foundational Core Seminars (all are required) 12 hrs 

30020  Professional Doctoral Colloquium 4 hrs

30060  Integrating Christian Faith & Practice 4 hrs

30090  Dissertation Preparation 4 hrs


Concentrate Seminars (Select 5) 20hrs

30420  Church Planting Evangelism 4 hrs

30430  Sponsoring New Churches 4 hrs

30440  Church Revitalization or 30070 Christian Leadership Course 4 hrs

30140  Expository Preaching 4 hrs

30143  Style & Application in Expository Preaching 4 hrs

30146  Doctrinal & Topical Exposition 4 hrs

30150  Preaching & Ministry Practice 4 hrs

30070  Christian Leadership 4 hrs

30330  Developing Christian Leaders 4 hrs

30340  Leadership Issues (topic varies) 4 hrs

30370  Worship Leadership 4 hrs

30380  Spiritual Formation 4 hrs


Missionary Project Dissertation 6 hrs

Total Credit Hours 38 hrs