The highest professional degree offered by Providence Theological Seminary, the Doctor of Ministry is essential to Christian leaders looking to enhance their leadership skills and further their understanding of ministry. As a Doctor of Ministry student at Providence you'll draw on the significant practical and pastoral experience of our seminary faculty and guest instructors. You'll also benefit from the strength of one of Canada's leading Christian counselling programs. This degree is offered to those who have already worked within a full-time Christian ministry setting for at least three years prior to commencing studies. Upon conferral of your Doctorate you'll be poised to become a leader in Christian higher education, global missions, Christian counselling, the non-profit sector, or other para-church organizations. Doctor of Ministry students at Providence will specialize in one of two tracks: Contextual Leadership or Counselling and Mental Health Practice
The Doctor of Ministry program is made up of eight (8) units (1 unit is approximately equivalent to 5 credit hours). Each unit consists of a week long classroom instruction during the specified time (virtual option also available during the pandemic). The timeline to complete the program is three (3) years.
The program typically begins mid-August, with subsequent units being offered in mid-August, early January, and the first week of May. Please refer to the Program Courses menu below. Courses are outlined chronologically with the first unit being offered in mid-August.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.
Contextual Leadership Track
Counselling and Mental Health Practice Track
Al Thiessen (Program Coordinator)Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology
Sharon Pham, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology, Department Chair
Stan Hamm, Ph.D. Dean of Seminary; Assoc. Prof of Educational & Christian Studies
Glenys Wirch, CPGC, D.Min. Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology
Jeff Anderson Adjunct Faculty