The Doctor of Ministry

As a shepherd of God’s flock, expository preaching is the supreme manifestation of love for the church. The Doctor of Ministry is designed to refine the faithful expositor’s preaching ability so that he may exceed even the highest standard of biblical preaching.


Students will also benefit from the experience and expertise of The Master’s Seminary Faculty.



JULY 2016

  • Expository Preaching and the New Testament
  • Homiletics and Sermon Delivery
  • Professors: John MacArthur, Steven J. Lawson, Derek Thomas, Arturo Azurdia III


  • Historical and Contemporary Preaching Models
  • Professors: John MacArthur, Steven J. Lawson, Carl Trueman

JULY 2017

  • Doctrinal Foundations for Expository Preaching
  • Expository Preaching and the Old Testament
  • Professors: John MacArthur, Steven J. Lawson, Daniel Block, Dale Ralph Davis


  • Theology and Expository Preaching
  • Professors: TBA

“The program has one simple goal in mind—to fine tune your preaching for maximum effectiveness.”

John MacArthur
President, Professor of Pastoral Ministry


A Master of Divinity or its equivalent, or a Master of Arts of a theological nature of at least 96 quarter units (64 semester units) from an approved school. For M.Div. equivalency, contact an advisor at 818.909.5624 or

  • A Pastoral Leadership Position. The D.Min. program is designed for expositors to continue to learn and grow without having to leave their ministry context.
  • A minimum of three years consecutive preaching experience after receiving an M.Div. or a minimum of five years consecutive preaching experience after receiving an M.A. degree.
  • Biblical language studies in Greek or Hebrew.
  • Evidence of academic writing proficiency (see the online application for details).
  • A TOEFL score of 100 IBT is required for applicants for whom English is a second language. The TOEFL’s website is

Everyone is welcome to apply. Every application will be evaluated on an individual basis.


The total cost of the program (not including books, lodging, travel, etc.) is six payments of $2,750, for a total of $16,500.