Doctor of Ministry

Application Information


Leadership of Missional Church Renewal

The Orientation and the Enrichment Retreat weekend is scheduled during the month of June for all incoming students.

Your completed file consists of the following items. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view and print the following forms.



Application Form (pdf)

Personal Reference Form (print 4, according to instructions in application form) (pdf)

Candidate Health Form (pdf)

Official Academic Transcripts

Required essays described in application form



Once your file is complete, a staff member will contact you to arrange an interview.

Should you have questions regarding this process, staff can be reached at 1-800-220-3287.


In order to maintain the academic standards for accreditation with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), an applicant to the D.Min. program must meet the following pre-requisites:


    * Hold a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    * Have appropriate ministry experience of at least three years subsequent to the M.Div.

    * Maintain a current involvement in an appropriate ministry context.

Palmer Theological Seminary is affiliated with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, approved for Veterans Education and approved for the attendance of non-immigrant students.

Palmer Theological Seminary is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of their economic and social status, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin.