Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is intended for persons who are actively engaged in full-time Christian ministry. It is advanced seminary work beyond the M.Div. degree. The main purpose is to enhance the participant’s personal growth towards maturity and professional competence in the practice of ministry. The Doctor of Ministry program is committed to maintaining high academic standards and to building ministry on a solid biblical and theological foundation. The APTS D.Min. program focuses on Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries, including the issues facing Pentecostal/Charismatic ministries in Asia today. Its four- to five-year program consists of two years of course work (in modules) and a two- to three-year research writing project while continuing with one’s full-time ministry. Participants need to come to the Baguio campus twice a year (four weeks each) for two years to complete their course work, and for at least six weeks each year while working on their research projects. The D.Min. program requires a total of 45 credit hours: 24 credit hours of seminar/reading (five core courses and three electives), a comprehensive exam (9 credit hours), and research project (12 credit hours, including oral defense). The maximum time for completing the program is six years.


  • English Proficiency: TOEFL or APTS English Proficiency Test score of 550
    or IELTS score of 6.5-7.0.
  • Equivalency is through life experience for mature ministers (over 40) – pastoring, Bible School teaching, etc. Syllabi and ministry explanations must be submitted and verification letters are required.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of achieving ministry
    with at least one(1) year after M.Div.


Core CoursesCredits
DMN 811 Pentecostal Spirituality and Ministry3
DMN 822 Contemporary Asian Pentecostal/Charismatic Issues3
DMN 855 Leadership in the 21st Century3
DMN 877 Contemporary Trends & Issues in Pentecostal Missions3
DMN 888 Research Project Seminar3

Ministerial Studies (Select 3 Courses)


DMN 813 Pentecostal Holistic Ministry


DMN 814 Issues in Church Planting and Development3

DMN 817 Ministry and Money: Developing Stewards and Raising Funds


DMN 818 Ethics in Leadership and Ministry Practice


DMN 824 Signs and Wonders in Ministry


DMN 825 Pentecostal Ministry in Animistic Contexts3
DMN 833 Advanced Pentecostal/Charismatic Preaching3
DMN 844 Pastoral Care and Counseling3

DMN 858 Contemporary Pentecostal Ministry in the Urban Context


DMN 866 Managing Conflict and Change


DMN 867 Educational and Discipleship Ministries in the Church

DMN 870 Technology in Communication3
DMN 871 College Teaching3
Research ProjectCredits
DMN 899 Research Project