Applicants for the Doctor of Ministry degree program must have the following four prerequisites:
1. Applicants must possess a Master of Divinity degree (from an institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools) or its educational equivalent, as determined by the academic dean.
2. Applicant must give evidence of ability to do doctoral level work as indicated by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) at the graduate level.
3. Applicant must have five years of ministry experience.
4. Applicant must be involved in a current ministry
The Admissions Committee may, at times, admit an applicant on probation with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 3.0. The reason for granting admission on probation is evidence presented by the applicant that his or her cumulative GPA does not necessarily reflect his or her competence to do doctoral level work. A student admitted on probation is required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and adhere to any other stipulations imposed by the admissions committee. Otherwise, he or she will be dismissed from the program.