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Learn from experienced faculty who will challenge your understanding of Scripture and theology while empowering you to lead others through similar experiences in your own future ministry. This self-directed concentration will develop student’s personal and spiritual well-being for ministry effectiveness and satisfaction, increase their understanding of biblical, theological, and historical resources, and investigate the biblical and theological emphases that undergird relationships in Christian organizations.


Online with Intensives

You'll complete coursework online, with 1 week of on-campus intensives each year.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024

Total Credits


Finish in as Few as

2 years (coursework) + 1 year (dissertation)

Academic Plans and Course Catalog

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The Doctor of Ministry in Biblical and Theological Engagement program is designed for pastors and ministry staff in churches as well as for those with other responsibilities in Christian organizations that focus on critical aspects of ministry practice. 

Build community with Sem Together.

If you would like to take courses with a consistent group of your peers, you can follow the Sem Together cohort track. Sem Together is available to every seminary student, regardless of delivery option or program of study. Contact your student success advisor or enrollment counselor, who will ensure that you register for the correlating courses.