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.


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