Doctor of Ministry (Global Studies)

As a minister used to working cross-culturally, you know the importance of reaching across boundaries and spreading His love. The D.Min. (Global Studies) is a tool for enhancing the skills you already have in that area, building on your studies and ministry experiences, and advancing your knowledge of the current developments in missions.

Additionally, through a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum, you will deepen your understanding of God’s purposes, acknowledge your personal calling and purpose in God’s mission, improve your skills for achieving assigned responsibilities, and further develop your personal and moral integrity.

What You’ll Learn

  • Current developments and trends in cross-cultural ministry
  • Innovative concepts, methods, and approaches in advancing the global mission of God
  • How to contribute effectively and meaningfully to the theory and practice of cross-cultural life and work

How Long It Will Take

Depending on your academic background, three years of full-time study.

Is It Offered On Campus or Online?

This program is offered on campus, in a face-to-face delivery format, using intensive courses during the months of September, January, and June.

What You Can Do with This Degree

D.Min. (Global Studies) students are as diverse as the world they study. They come from all walks of life and backgrounds and bring with them many unique experiences, which help enhance their doctoral studies and their postgraduate careers. 

  • Mission agency leader
  • International student ministry leader
  • Career missionary
  • Pastor at a congregation in a cross-cultural context
  • Mission pastor in a local church
  • Cross-cultural outreach ministry
  • Missions teacher in a higher education context

Why Earn Your Master’s at CBS?

  • Highly engaged, hands-on classes
  • Multilingual professors who have lived internationally, doing the very work they’re teaching
  • Faculty and staff who are dedicated to getting to know you and providing not only academic support, but spiritual support and guidance as well
  • Caring and mentoring during the dissertation process

What You Need to Know Before You Apply

Program Details

Course of Study (30 hours)

Course Number Course Credit Hours
MIN 9431 Personal Spiritual Transformation 3
RES 9400 Doctoral Research Methods 3
RES 9995 Dissertation: Project Proposal 3
RES 9996 Dissertation: Project Defense 3
Concentration 18
GLS 9531 Missiological Reflections 3
Choose two courses for GLS. 6
Choose three courses from any department. 9

Admission Requirements

Ready to learn about how you can enter into the Doctor of Ministry (Global Studies) program from Columbia Biblical Seminary?