DMin Independent Studies

An independent study is a self-designed project that allows you to explore in depth a topic touched upon in a DMin course or enables you to research in an area which is beyond the scope of the DMin curriculum. In addition, it provides an opportunity for you to further develop your doctoral project. And most Independent Studies are designed in a way to require a little to no travel. 

Independent studies give students an opportunity to utilize other ministry resources such as the following: 
  • Church Conferences
    • Saddleback, Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit, Catalyst, Exponential, etc.
  • Health & Wellness
  • Denominational Conferences 
  • Gatherings
    • Micah Groups
  • Holy Tours
    •  Israel, Egypt, etc
  • Immersion Learning Experiences
    • Brehm Immersion: SXSW, Sundance, Orvieto
  • Trainings (Ministry)
    • Forge America, V3, 3DM, etc.
  • Independent Research 

D.Min. students may take a 4 unit Independent Study as part of their program.

Students wishing to take 8 units (2 courses) of an Independent Study requires the approval of the Assistant Director of the D.Min. program. 

Download the Independent Studies Application here.

Contact Debi Yu at for more information.