Houston Graduate School of Theology

Doctoral Programs at HGST

 
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Doctoral Programs at HGST!

Houston Graduate School of Theology is proud to offer two doctoral programs. Both programs meet just once a semester for a seminar week on campus in Houston. Both allow students to specialize in areas they care about. Follow the links on the right for more details and information on how to apply.

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

  • Spiritual Direction and Formation

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 3.5-year program provides opportunities for students to specialize in one of the following:

  • Addictive and Compulsive Behavior

  • Relational Dynamics

  • Trauma, Grief, and Loss

  • Life Cycle

  • Sex and Sexuality