Degree Professional Studies Final Project Total Credits Special Requirements
Doctor of Ministry 28 6 34 Professional Dissertation

Admissions Policies

Students who apply for the Doctor of Ministry program must hold a three-year Master of Divinity degree or its academic equivalent.


WMU’s academic programs are open to students of all Christian denominations who meet the standard requirements for admissions. WMU admits only qualified students who are committed to Jesus Christ. However, WMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, or any other programs or activities.

The following documents must be included in the application process.

Admission requirements

  • - Completed application form and a non-refundable application fee ($100.00);
  • - Personal statement of applicant’s Christian faith;
  • - Two letters of reference;
  • - Two recent photographs (passport style);
  • - A Medical Examination Report;
  • - An earned Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree or the equivalent with at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
      from an accredited institution;
  • - Transcripts from all institutions leading to, and awarding, the applicant’s baccalaureate degree
      and all post-baccalaureate study; and
  • - Evidence of three years of experience in ministry after receipt of the M. Div. degree and be currently
       involved in full-time ministry.

The application form and other materials can be obtained from the admissions office. They may be requested by phone, mail, or downloaded via the internet. The mailing address and phone/fax numbers are:

  • World Mission University Admissions Office (D.Min)
  • 500 Shatto Pl. #600
  • Los Angeles, CA 90020
  • Phone: (213) 388-1000 Fax: (213) 385-2332
  • E-mail: admissions@wmu.edu, Home Page: www.wmu.edu

The deadline to apply for the Winter semester is the last Friday of October, and for the Summer semester it is last Friday of April. International students must apply earlier in order to process visas and make the necessary arrangements to enroll.