Houston Graduate School of Theology

DMin Admission Requirements



Admissions Requirements - Doctoral

Students applying for the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree must have earned a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Additionally, these applicants must have had three years of experience in ministry after achieving their first theological degree, and they must be actively involved in a ministry setting. Following are the specific steps in applying to the DMin degree program:

  • Doctoral application - include application fee of $100 on or before the deadline and $150 after the deadline

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended sent directly to HGST from each institution

  • Reference forms (denominational supervisor, ministry colleague, and personal)

  • DMin admission questions

  • A Church Endorsement Form or a commanding officer endorsement letter (for military chaplains only)

A TOEFL score is required if English is not the student’s primary language (our institution code is 0017). Students must score at least 550 (written), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based).