Why get your D. Min. at Barry?

Why Barry?

Barry University's Doctor of Ministry program offers you a unique educational opportunity by combining the latest knowledge in practical theology with strong faculty support, convenient study options, and a multicultural learning environment.

Study Options. Recognizing your needs as a working professional, we have designed three study options to help you earn the Doctor of Ministry while meeting your other responsibilities.

Unparalleled Support. Barry's D.Min. program is designed to give you the support you need to complete the degree and to fully integrate your academic understanding of theology into your ministry.

  • Faculty members are available to assist you and are interested in your progress, whether you undertake coursework during the traditional semesters or the winter and summer terms.
  • Two required core seminars, Fundamentals in Practical Theology and the Integrative Seminar, are designed to give you the tools you need to successfully complete the Doctor of Ministry and to meet some of your own ministerial goals.
  • Reference librarians are available to help you with library holdings, interlibrary loans and use of electronic databases such as the American Theological Library Association's database in theology and religion.

Faculty Expertise. Barry's theology and philosophy faculty have the kind of academic knowledge, teaching skills, and practical experience that can truly enrich your life.

Specialized Program Concentration.

With Hispanic Catholics numbering more than 63 million (40% of Catholics in the U.S.) and growth of Hispanics in Protestant denominations, Barry's Institute for Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry is uniquely equipped to give you the background you need to be an active member of this growing dialogue. Experienced faculty and involved colleagues make for lively discussions within the Institute's course offerings. Courses are offered during the winter and summer terms.

Areas of Interest.

In Barry's DMin Program, you can also focus on an area of interest, including Practical Biblical Theology, Practical Sacramental/Liturgical Theology, Practical Systematic Theology, Practical Moral Theology, Health Care Ethics, Institutional and Military Ministry, or, as noted above, Hispanic/Latino Theology and Ministry.

Doctor of Ministry Handbook

Contact Us. Sound like the right program for you? You can apply online now. Or if you have additional questions, you can request information or ask us a question online. We can also be reached at 305-899-3469 or 1-800-756-6000, ext. 3469 or by email theology@barry.edu.