Doctor of Ministry
Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Development

Individuals admitted in the Doctor of Ministry Program will successfully complete 45-hours above the Master’s degree in Pastoral Leadership and Congregational Development. The DMin degree builds upon the Master of Divinity degree and focuses on preparing individuals for pastoral and religious leadership in congregations, communities, and other faith settings. Courses in this program are 8-weeks in length, with the student typically completing four courses over the course of a semester, one following another. Each 8-week course requires the same number of hours of engagement as a 16-week course, assuring comparability in rigor, breadth, depth of content, and learning outcomes. This expanded university-based program of religious and theological study is undergirded by the larger academic community of Hampton University as a comprehensive research institution. In addition, communities of faith along with other diverse settings and organizations will serve as hands-on laboratories and teaching sites for supervised internships as a part of field education, and practical experiences in pastoral leadership and congregational development.