Top DMin Programs Online: Students Before Profits 2022

If you’re looking for an online doctor of ministry degree, you have a lot of choices. However, many of the top DMin programs online out there aren’t offered by regionally accredited universities. This means that those degrees will likely only be respected within the denomination to which the school belongs. Our fundamental requirement for this ranking of online doctor of ministry degrees was for each institution to be regionally accredited. Our second objective in creating this ranking was to try to include schools from a range of traditions. A majority of the schools here are evangelical because they tend to meet our last concern: affordability. However, you will find schools ranked here representing evangelical, reformed, and Roman Catholic traditions, because we wanted to include something for everybody. Once the schools were selected, we ranked them in order of affordability from cheapest to most expensive.

The tuition listed is the full-program tuition according to our best estimates made using the information available on each program’s website.

Ranking the Top Doctorate of Ministry Degree Programs

#1. Luther Rice College & Seminary

Doctor of Ministry

Lithonia, Georgia

Students at Luther Rice College & Seminary can enroll in this online Doctor of Ministry degree. This online doctorate of ministry is made available to students entirely online. Students must earn a total of 30 credits to earn this degree. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided Luther Rice College & Seminary accreditation for this online degree program. This online doctor of ministry degree is designed to be completed in as little as two years. Those who have completed this online doctor of ministry have gone on to careers as pastors, Christian authors, theologians, and much more. By enrolling in this online doctor of ministry, students will have access to a highly affordable and flexible degree program designed to give them the skills needed for their career in ministry.

Tuition: $6,717

Score: 100

#2. Bob Jones University

Doctor of Ministry

Greenville, South Carolina

Bob Jones University students can enroll in this online Doctor of Ministry degree. This online doctorate of ministry degree is designed entirely from the ground up for online enrollment. Students in this program are expected to build upon their master’s degree learnings to become experts in the ministry and in providing ministerial services. A total of 32 credit-hours are needed to complete this degree. Bob Jones University estimates that students will earn the entirety of this online degree in approximately two years. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided Bob Jones University with accreditation for this degree program. Courses in this online doctor of ministry include biblical ministry to the addicted, counseling contemporary issues, advanced counseling methodology, and more.

Tuition: $14,570

Score: 99.75

#3. Regent University

Doctor of Ministry

Virginia Beach, Virginia

This online Doctor of Ministry – Christian Leaders & Renewal degree is made available to students by Regent University. This online doctor of ministry degree offers students the opportunity to gain the skills they need for a career in ministry while remaining affordable and flexible. A total of 36 credits are needed to complete this program of study. Regent University has received accreditation for this degree from the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges. Students can expect to be able to complete this degree in about two years. Courses in this program include advanced ministry administration, developing ministry leaders, transformational ministry, and more. Graduates from this program have gone on to have careers in executive pastoral leadership, ministry consultancy, church leadership development, and more.

Tuition: $15,062

Score: 99.5

#4. Clarks Summit University

Doctor of Ministry

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Aspiring Clarks Summit University students can enroll in this online Doctor of Ministry degree program. This program is designed entirely with online learning in mind. Clarks Summit University offers this degree to students at a very affordable tuition rate, helping the program rank among our most affordable online doctorate of ministry degree programs. Students in this program can choose from four different concentrations: Old Testament, New Testament, systematic theology, and Bible exposition. These concentrations allow students to customize their doctor of ministry to fit their needs as pastors best. A total of 60 credit-hours are needed to complete this program. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has provided Clarks Summit University with accreditation for this online degree program.

Tuition: $16,980

Score: 99.25

#5. Columbia International University

Doctor of Ministry

Columbia, South Carolina

Students can choose to enroll in this online Doctor of Ministry degree. Columbia International University has designed this program to be completed entirely online. Using a flexible online delivery format, Columbia International University also offers this online degree at an affordable tuition rate, helping the program rank among the most affordable online doctorates in ministry degrees available. A total of 32 credit-hours are needed to complete this program of study. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided Columbia International University accreditation for this online degree program. Courses in this online doctorate of ministry include profile of the Godly leader, transformational leadership, multicultural leadership with global focus, and more. This program can be completed in as little as 32 months.

Tuition: $18,242

Score: 99

#6. North Greenville University

Doctor of Ministry

Tigerville, South Carolina

North Greenville University offers students this online Doctor of Ministry degree. This online doctorate of ministry is designed to be taken either entirely online or in a hybrid format. A total of 32 credit-hours are required to earn this degree. North Greenville University estimates that students should be able to complete this whole program in about 36 months. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided North Greenville University with accreditation for this degree program. Courses in this online degree include evangelism and missions, christian leadership, church growth & revitalization, and more. Those who have completed this degree have gone on to have careers as ministers, pastors, theologians, and more.

Tuition: $19,124

Score: 98.75

#7. Faulkner University

Doctor of Ministry

Montgomery, Alabama

Offered to students online, this online Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies degree is available to students at Faulkner University. This online doctor of ministry is a great option for those looking for a very affordable and flexible degree. Students in this online degree will work through a curriculum designed to teach them the various information and concepts needed for a career in ministerial or pastoral work. A total of 54 credit-hours are needed to complete this online degree program. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided Faulkner University accreditation for this online degree. Students can expect to complete the entirety of this online doctor of ministry in about two years.

Tuition: $19,990

Score: 98.5

#8. Anderson University

Doctor of Ministry

Anderson, South Carolina

Offered by Anderson University, this online Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching is designed to be completed entirely online. Through the pursuit of this online doctor of ministry, students will deepen their understanding of Christianity and biblical teachings. They will learn various skills and concepts that are integral to preaching and working in church leadership. Anderson University estimates that students will be able to complete this degree in about three to four years. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided Anderson University with accreditation for this online degree. Anderson University has ranked among our most affordable online doctor of ministry programs by offering this degree online at an affordable tuition rate.

Tuition: $21,599

Score: 98.25

#9. Indiana Wesleyan University

Doctor of Ministry

Marion, Indiana

Students at Indiana Wesleyan University can enroll in this online Doctor of Ministry degree program. This online doctor of ministry teaches students the skills needed to be a leader in a Christian organization. Indiana Wesleyan University offers this online degree in three concentrations: transformational leadership, transformational preaching, and spiritual formation. These various concentrations allow students to tailor their online doctor of ministry to fit their future career needs. To complete this online degree, students must earn a total of 30 credit-hours. Indiana Wesleyan University has received accreditation for this degree from the Higher Learning Commission. Students can expect to complete this online degree in as little as two years, if it is taken full-time.

Tuition: $21,619

Score: 98

#10. Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Doctor of Ministry

Waxahachie, Texas

Students wanting to study at Southwestern Assemblies of God University can enroll in the school’s online Doctor of Ministry degree. This online doctor of ministry is offered at an affordable tuition rate and follows a very flexible online learning model. This program follows a cohort model in which students will move through the online courses together in a collaborative format. All courses in this program are offered to students entirely online. To complete this degree, students must earn a total of 30 credit-hours. Southwestern Assemblies of God University anticipates that students will complete this program in about two years. The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges has provided Southwestern Assemblies of God University with accreditation. Students who have completed this degree have gone on to careers as church planners, evangelists, ministry leaders, lead pastors, and much more.

Tuition: $24,760

Score: 97.25

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NPCO Staff
August 2021

This concludes our ranking of the top DMin programs online for 2022.