CTS Announces Fully Online Doctor of Ministry Degree

We are excited to announce that CTS will begin offering an online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Fall 2023. This DMin degree is a three-year, thirty-credit advanced program focusing on public ministry. CTS’s progressive Mission and Commitments will provide the philosophical and pedagogical framework for the program. The DMin curriculum will equip leaders for serious engagement with significant public issues from the perspective of diverse religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions.

Students in the DMin program will benefit from CTS’s pioneering work in Interreligious Engagement, the Study of Black Faith and Life, LGBTQ+ Studies, and Chaplaincy Studies. Additionally, CTS’s innovative partnership with Bayan Islamic Graduate School, which provides the opportunity for co-study at both institutions with CTS as the degree-conferring entity, will allow students to pursue a degree at CTS that prepares them for interreligious leadership. The DMin collaboration between CTS and Bayan will add to the Master of Divinity in Islamic Chaplaincy and the Master of Arts in Islamic Leadership currently offered.

During the DMin admissions process, CTS will assign a faculty advisor who will work closely with each student to identify appropriate advanced courses and research questions that bring the school’s distinctive emphases to bear on specific issues in religious leadership. Such issues might involve traditional practices of ministry such as preaching, worship, pastoral care, or more specialized ministries such as those associated with social service agencies, community activism, or specific types of chaplaincy.

Since the DMin is solely online, students can matriculate without being in residence in Chicago, thereby furthering CTS’s longstanding dedication to online learning, which includes Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, and Master of Sacred Theology degrees that can be completed completely online.

If you have questions or inquiries about the new Online Doctor of Ministry degree, please contact Mr. Jason Frey, Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Services at [email protected] or 773.896.2413.