Mid-Atlantic Cohort
Entry Term: Fall 2022

Program Description:

The Mid-Atlantic Cohort (MYDL) in the Doctor of Ministry is an advanced degree designed for ministers seeking further training to serve at a new level of excellence in ministry. Throughout the 31-hour degree, students will acquire new ideas, tools, strategies and techniques that will increase effectiveness and expand opportunities within current and future roles.

The Pastoral Ministry (non-specialization) will have a focus on leading and revitalizing the local Church in the Mid-Atlantic in today’s culture. Seminars addressing the contemporary landscape of the mission field of the church, the strategic competencies of the leader, the invitation of Christ to make disciples, and the redemption of conflict will all be set in the context of the lives and lifestyles of residents of the Mid-Atlantic. Students will have the opportunity to learn from experts in ministry such as Dr. Randy Millwood, Dr. Joel Rainey, and Dr. Tate Cockrell. Other SEBTS faculty will intersect various seminars and courses, as well as doctoral-degreed guest lectures from a variety of Mid-Atlantic pastors. Oversight of the program will be given by Dr. Tate Cockrell and Dr. Randy Millwood. Courses will be taught primarily in person at the Skycroft Conference and Retreat Center in Middletown, MD, as well as online via Zoom.


  • An accredited master’s degree in a ministry-related field
    • The Master of Divinity degree
    • A master’s degree, other than the MDiv degree, will require an applicant to complete the Qualification Packet
    • 3.0 GPA in graduate work (will consider a lower GPA based on strength of application)
  • Significant vocational ministry experience
  • Current ministry position

Application Process:

  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2022 for Fall 2022 entry
  • We invite you to take the first steps in applying for the DMin program by filling out the application available at https://apply.sebts.edu/apply/.
  • Application Instructions:
    • Are you applying for a special cohort? YES
    • Please select the following cohort you are applying for: Mid-Atlantic Cohort
    • Desired Entry Term: Fall 2022
    • Academic Degree Interest: Pastoral Ministry (Non-Specialization)
  • Once we have received your application and requested documents, your materials will go to the DMin Committee to determine eligibility for acceptance into the program.


  • SBC or Military Discounted Tuition
    • $1,000 Program Entry Fee
    • $264/month subscription fee for 36+ months (3 years)
  • Standard Tuition
    • $1,500 Program Entry Fee
    • $385/month subscription fee for 36+ months (3 years)

Office of Doctor of Ministry Studies dmin@sebts.edu
Phone – 919.761.2216 | Fax – 919.761.2396
P.O. Box 1889 | Wake Forest, NC 27588-1889