The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is to engage the challenges, opportunities, and vocation of ministry through a systematic and sustained curriculum involving disciplined study and reflection over a period of three to four years. In addition, the cohort model is to facilitate peer relationships and shared learning.
Define and analyze complex situations to understand the various factors involved and to identify opportunities for effective mission and ministry.
Organize insights from biblical studies, theology and the social sciences to address the issues involved in one’s ministry and to unite vision and mission for the church and beyond.
Take responsible action with a deeper grasp of the homiletical, educational, pastoral care and leadership issues, enhanced by a biblical, historical and theological heritage.
Evaluate actions and their outcomes from a variety of perspectives.
Articulate a vision for ministry in its various forms and to be accountable to yourself-your emotional and physical wellbeing, your personal and spiritual growth.