ADMISSION, APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Considerable work is required in preparation for the Seminars. Seminar I is offered each January and June. A $75 application fee is required. Application deadline for January admission: September 1.
The Advanced Degrees Committee bases its admission decisions on the following criteria (not necessarily in this order or priority.)
• An accredited BA or BS and a BD or MDiv or its equivalent.
View the MDiv Equivalency Requirements.
• “B” average (3.0 of 4.0 scale) or higher in MDiv work.
• Minimum of three years post-MDiv ministry experience.
• Currently engaged in a recognized form of professional ministry.
• References from a peer in ministry, a layperson, an ecclesiastical supervisor, official church
body, and former professor.
• Clarity, viability, need, and seriousness of objectives (why the candidate is pursuing the DMin).
• Availability of Seminar I openings.
An interview with the Advanced Degrees Committee or a visit to a career counseling center or both may be required.
Seminar I is offered each January. A $75 application fee is required. Application deadline for January admission is September 1. The application and reference forms can be completed and submitted with the application fee online.
DMIN APPLICATION FORM
The Doctor of Ministry application requires 5 references:
Peer in ministry
Official church body
All of these use the DMin Reference Form
DMIN REFERENCE FORM
Transfer credit from another Doctor of Ministry program or other post-Master of Divinity work normally cannot exceed three (3) credit hours and cannot replace the four required DMin seminars. For more details, please see the LPTS Catalog.
TUITION AND FEES
$ 11,500 Total Tuition for the entire program* (Payable across 6 semesters for the first 3 years;
every Dec 15/May 15
- $750 Continuation Fee Each Semester beyond the Sixth Semester of Study
* Tuition does not include costs for programs, conferences or other classes not associated with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER
Students should also consider the following costs:
- Travel to and from Louisville
- Housing Costs (On-Campus Housing at Laws Lodge is typically $75 per night)
- Books and incidentals
LOCATION OF CLASSWORK AND ACCOMMODATIONS
All seminars and classes are held at Louisville Seminary, located at the intersection of two beautiful city parks in eastern Louisville. Students are encouraged to stay in the on-campus Lifelong Learning facility, Laws Lodge Retreat and Conference Center. All guest rooms have private bath, phone, television, and wireless internet access. The Seminary dining room is available for breakfasts and lunches.
Access to Seminary’s theological library is further supplemented by close proximity to the libraries of other local seminaries and universities in the Metroversity consortium.
Louisville, Kentucky, located on the Ohio River, is home not only to the Kentucky Derby, but also to the University of Louisville, a minor league baseball team, the Louisville “Bats,” many excellent arts opportunities including an outstanding repertory theater, Actors Theater, and an unusual number of fine restaurants and exciting night life.
Year One Year Two
Seminar I (January)/2 Weeks/6 Credits
Seminar II (June)/1 Week/4 Credits
Advanced Practice Course 3 Credits*
Seminar III (January)/1 Week/4 Credits Year Three
Advanced Practice Course 3 Credits*
Seminar IV (June)/2 Weeks/6 Credits
Approval of Prospectus
Advanced Professional Course/1 Week/3 Credit hours*
Project in Ministry (Completed by Mar 1 or Oct 1) 7 Credit Hours
*Note: Advance Practice Courses (APCs) may be taken any time throughout the year after completing DMin Seminar II. Advanced Practice Courses (APCs) may not be taken prior to DMIN II without the written permission of the Associate Dean.