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Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min)

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To be successful in the Doctor of Ministry program, students should have a strong ethical sensibility, leadership and interpersonal skills, and a sincere belief in the power of faith. They should possess a genuine interest in researching and learning the deep background required of professionals working in ministry, including, but not limited to such topics as scripture, theology, leadership, communication, spirituality, culture, diversity, counseling, community, discipleship, worship, youth and family, personal and professional development, conflict resolution and reconciliation, teaching, presenting and more.

Both the institution and the faculty are deeply committed to our students through every step of their academic journeys. During their time at South College, students have frequent access to experienced faculty members .


  • Acquire the skills necessary for the professional practice of ministry in a variety of real-world scenarios
  • Demonstrate an understanding of (and commitment to) the professional and ethical expectations of the ministry
  • Embrace ministerial diversity while working across differences in theology, race, ethnicity and gender
  • Understand the helping at the heart of the ministry, while backing it up with scriptural and theological knowledge
  • Learn effective conflict resolution and reconciliation strategies and techniques for their application in a ministry career
  • Become a mentor to emerging leaders in your ministry


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South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (



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Success at South College

Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
Meghan Hosea

I considered dozens of schools with similar online programs, but South College was just so proactive and more helpful than the others. It was stress-free for me to enroll and get started. Also, being a military-friendly institution made it easier for me to use my Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits with the Yellow Ribbon Program.

- Meghan Hosea, Master of Business Administration
Samantha Williams

I really enjoy that most classes are not straight reading from a book, listening to PowerPoint presentations, taking a test and then moving to the next chapter. The instructors take the time to have class discussions and incorporate real world examples. To me, this makes the material more interesting and puts what I am learning into a better perspective.

- Samantha Williams, Master of Business Administration
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