*** Currently, the Doctor of Ministry program at the University of Fort Lauderdale has been placed in Abeyance, and therefore, we are not enrolling or admitting students into this program at this time. *** 



The doctoral program was established to advance world-changing leaders, scholars, and researchers in traditional and innovative areas of the ministry. The purpose is to expose qualified and dedicated students to an anthology of knowledge that is essential for the pursuit of highly professional and credible careers in the ministry. The program intends to develop the student in six areas: Bible education, Christian doctrine, leadership, ministerial practice, communication, and research.

Program Objectives

The purpose of the doctoral program is to challenge and innovate for the interpretation, administration, and application of biblical truths. The curriculum is grounded in biblical principles and provides the student an opportunity to develop as a visionary and map a learning plan that reflects his or her area of interest. The student is encouraged to build a platform of service, resources, and skills in engaging his or her calling in the ministry.

Doctoral Program: (36 credits)

Core Courses:           12 Credits

Elective Courses:     15 Credits

Dissertation:               9 Credits


First Year Core Courses

Course IDCourse TitleCredit
MIN 700Leadership Principles and Strategies 
THE 771Theory and Practice of Pastoral Counseling 
MIN 888Dissertation Project I
Ministry in a Modern Context
(One Week Residential Intensive)

Second Year Core Courses

Course IDCourse Title 
LDR 700Leadership Principles and Strategies 
COU 715Theory and Practice of Pastoral Counseling 
MIN 889Dissertation Project II
Ministry in a Modern Context
(One Week Residential Intensive)

Third Year Core Course

Course IDCourse Title 
MIN 890Dissertation Project III – DissertationWriting Final Paper


Course IDCourse TitleCredits
COU 700Christian Counseling, I: Theory & Practices(3 credits)
THE 710Pneumatology(3 credits)
LDR 858Pastoral Leadership(3 credits)
COU 710Christian Counseling II: Self Confrontation(3 credits)
COU 711Ministering to Troubled Families(3 credits)
MIN 740Managing the Local Church(3 credits)
LDR 831Developing Lay Leadership(3 credits)
MIN 730Biblical Ethics(3 credits)
MIN 74121st Century Techniques and Tools for the Revitalization of the Church(3 credits)
THE 776Theology and Practice of Prayer(3 credits)
LDR 859Growth and Development of the Contemporary Minister(3 credits)
THE 860Research Theology(3 credits)

Paper Submission

As part of the coursework initiative, a research paper requirement will be established