Doctor of Ministry Degree Application for Admission

To receive the most favorable consideration, all parts of the application should be on file no later than September 1. Consideration for applications submitted early will be made April 1. The deadline for International students is June 1.

All documents submitted for application become the property of Louisville Seminary and may not be returned to you or transferred to a third party. This application form may be downloaded , completed and emailed to byoung@lpts.edu, Office of Admissions, Louisville Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-1798.

Inquiries about the DMin program may be directed to: acowser@lpts.edu at 800.264.1839 or 502.992.9372.

For general admissions information, please contact: Office of Admissions, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40205-1798, Email: admissions@lpts.edu, Phone: 800.264.1839 (toll free), Phone: 502.895.3411, Fax: 502.992.9399.

NOTE: Please allow plenty of time to complete this application. This form will not be saved until the "Submit" button on the bottom of this form is clicked.

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Contact Information

First Name*

Middle Name

Last Name*

Address*

City*

State*

Zip*

Work Phone

Home Phone

Cell Phone

Email Address*

Course Information

Course of Study*

Proposed Date of Entrance

Year

Request for credit for post-graduate professional education

General Information

Date of Birth*

Citizenship*

Housing while taking courses at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

How did you hear about Louisville Seminary's DMin Program?

Ministry Information

Numbers of years in Ministry since MDiv*

Your current ministry setting*

Your professional relationship to the church:

Governing Body or Judicatory*

Year Ordained*

Ordained By*

Academic Information

Colleges and universities attended (in chronological order)
For each field, please list the Name, City, State, Dates Attended, Degree Earned, and Year Awarded for each institution attended.

Name(s)

City/Cities

State(s)

Date(s) Attended

Degree(s)

Year(s) Awarded

Theological seminaries attended (in chronological order)
For each field, please list the Name, City, State, Dates Attended, Degree Earned, and Year Awarded for each institution attended.

Name(s)

City/Cities

State(s)

Date(s) Attended

Degree(s)

Year(s) Awarded

Other post-graduate professional study

Reference Button

Application credentials and references: You are to request the following credentials to be sent to the Office of Admissions (address found at the bottom of the application); indicate the date of your request and the names of the persons sending your reference letters. Please send the link to the DMin Reference Form to those who you have listed for recommendations.

Request a transcript of your college record be sent to LPTS

Date

Request a transcript of your seminary record be sent to LPTS

Date

Letter of reference from a peer on ministry

Name of Referee

Letter of reference from a lay person

Name of Referee

Letter of reference from a professor concerning your ability to do academic work

Name of Referee

Letter from your governing body or ecclesial authority endorsing your participation in the DMin Program

Name of Referee

Letter from your current work supervisor, if applicable

Name of Referee

Pastoral Care & Counseling Applicants ONLY - CPE evaluation

Name of Referee

Addiitonal Information

Please provide a clear and concise answer to the following topics. Your responses may be sent in a separate email to the Office of Admissions.

a) A description and critical assessment of your ministerial experience since seminary?
b) Your purpose in applying for the DMin Program, including reasons for your choice of field and initial concept, if any, of a major project?
c) The type of ministry will you be engaged in during your doctoral studies?
d) An example from your own ministry (sermon, educational event, counseling session, etc.)? Describe what you did, why, and with what results. Reflect theologically on the case, drawing on one or two theologians who inform your work.

"I certify that the foregoing statements and ALL other information and transcripts submitted by me in connection with the application for admission are true and correct. I understand that falsification or omission of information is grounds for rejection of the application or dismissal from the school." Your signature below will indicate that you certify your submitted application.

Date Signed*

Signature*

There is a $75.00 application fee. You will be able to pay that fee when you click Submit.