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The D.Min. Admission Requirements All of the forms for application are available from the D.Min. office or at our web page, or 1. The applicant must have a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent with a grade point average of "B" (3.0). Those with lower grade point averages, if accepted, will begin the program on academic probation. Information on requirements for an M.Div. equivalency is available on our website or from the Doctor of Ministry office. 2. The applicant must have been actively involved in a ministry for at least three years subsequent to their first graduate theological degree (an accrediting association requirement for any D.Min. program). Students must remain in ministry throughout their doctoral program. 3. Applicants whose first/native language is not English are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores required on the Internet-based Test ( are as follows: Reading minimum score Listening minimum score Speaking minimum score Writing minimum score Total minimum score 22 21 21 22 86 Admission THE D.MIN. APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Submit a completed application form accompanied by the nonrefundable application fee. For Marriage and Family Counseling, include the appropriate testing fee. 2. Write an application essay of at least 3,000 words. It should include one's conversion and Christian experience, call to ministry, goals and purpose for enrolling in the program, relationships with one's spouse (if married) and family, and a resume of all previous positions in Christian ministry. (An applicant who has been divorced should provide specific information concerning that divorce.) Give specific reasons for desiring admission to the Doctor of Ministry program and state the effects the program is expected to have on life and ministry. 3. Sign without mental reservation the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith (see the appendix). 4. Ask six people to give references: three should be personal references and three should be references for the applicant's experience in ministry. 5. Submit official transcripts covering all previous college and seminary work. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Doctor of Ministry Office, Denver Seminary from the issuing school. Page 24

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