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D.Min. with a concentration in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Fully Online Or Online Degree with Residency

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree, offered completely online or online with some required residency, is an ideal professional and terminal degree for those who serve in congregational or pulpit ministries, institutional or military chaplaincies, counseling ministries, missions agencies, parachurch organizations, or other ministry settings where advanced leadership skills are essential. You will engage in a tailor-made program that leverages high-impact education and maximum practical application in a multidenominational, ethnically diverse setting. You also will explore how to accurately discern vision and mobilize others to fulfill that vision. The Clinical Pastoral Education concentration will prepare you to become a highly trained professional in institutional chaplaincy. The School of Divinity is a member seminary of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). D.Min. students may transfer completed CPE units as elective hours, reducing the time and cost of your degree by one-third.

  • Grow your capacity in crisis intervention, personal and family counseling, and pastoral care in other settings.
  • Receive supervised on-the-job training for chaplains.
  • One successfully completed CPE unit (400 hours) may be accepted as the equivalent of one 3-credit-hour class for this concentration. All nine credit hours of this concentration can be satisfied by transferring in three successfully completed CPE units.

Career Opportunities:

Professional Chaplaincy in hospitals, mental health facilities, geriatric care centers, correctional institutions and prisons, as well as some parishes.

Regent’s D.Min. program is among the first in the nation to receive approval by the ATS* to offer the degree completely online, with no residency. With an emphasis on senior-level leadership tools and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, Regent’s online D.Min. Program — in either format — will help you take your ministry to the next level.

*Three-year experimental online Doctor of Ministry program, beginning June 2016, permits online instruction to fulfill residency requirements.

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