Houston Graduate School of Theology

Doctoral Programs - Spring 2020


Doctoral Programs at HGST

We are now accepting applications for the spring 2020 semester. Our doctoral programs are designed to meet the needs of professionals. Classes are held on campus one week each semester. This is called the seminar week. The spring semester meets on campus in January; the fall semester meets in July.

The deadline for spring 2020 applications is October 15, 2019.


Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree is an advanced professional degree designed for those in pastoral and para-church ministries. The DMin degree program is composed of ministry-oriented, doctoral-level courses, which cover topics such as preaching, evangelism and outreach, spiritual formation, and leadership. HGST allows DMin students to specialize in one of four areas: leadership, pastoral care, preaching, and spiritual direction and formation.


Doctor of Professional Counseling

The Doctor of Professional Counseling (DPC) degree is an advanced professional degree designed to meet the educational, spiritual, and professional needs of therapists who have completed a master’s degree in counseling and who have also acquired LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and/or LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) credentials from the state where they practice. The program allows students to specialize in one of four areas: addictive and compulsive behavior; relational dynamics; trauma, grief, and loss; life cycle; and sex and sexuality.