The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (D.Min)

The Advanced Degree Program of The School of Theology offers a track in the Doctor of Ministry degree program with a concentration in preaching.


The D.Min. in Preaching degree is the only such degree based at an Episcopal seminary and is offered in response to a growing need for post-M.Div. study, instruction, and critical practice in preaching. No more than eight students will be accepted into the D.Min. in Preaching degree track each year in order to assure adequate support for their course study and thesis project. While fulfilling requirements for the D. Min., students in the D. Min. in Preaching track will be required to:

  • complete a minimum of four Sewanee Advanced Degree Program courses in homiletics; a course with a strong preaching component may be substituted with permission of the program director
  • complete a minimum of two Sewanee Advanced Degree Program courses in biblical studies
  • submit video or audio files of preached sermons throughout the year to the professor of homiletics and cohort group for discussion and critique
  • write a project in homiletics


The Episcopal Preaching Foundation has generously offered two scholarships per year to students in the D.Min. in Preaching program. Interested students should complete the D.Min. application and a financial aid form