Doctor of Missiology (DMiss)

Equipping today’s missional leaders

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Enhance your practice of missiological, strategic, and educational leadership.

This interdisciplinary program was developed by the SEU Global Ministry Network within the Hoskins School of Mission. It was created in direct collaboration with SEU’s premier global partner, OneHope.  

The Hoskins School of Mission is a school of the Barnett College of Ministry & Theology at SEU.

About This Degree

The program is designed for national, multi-national, and global leaders in faith-based missional contexts. What distinguishes these leaders and their challenges  from traditional organizational leaders is that they are leading faith-based, complex, decentralized, and multi-stakeholder movements —composed of not only multiple organizations, but also multiple organizational types. The geo-political, social, and ecclesiastical realities these leaders face are unique in their diversity and complexity.

Students of this program will engage in instruction, research, assessment, and publishing. These activities will equip them in the design and development of educational strategies and structures— which can effectively meet the diverse challenges their movements face.

Program Format

Hybrid online: A weeklong face-to-face intensive course twice per year, supplemented by pre/post coursework

Doctoral research project: Addressing both the nature and practice of missiology

Program Details

Est. Program Length: 3 years 

Credit Hours: 30

Tuition: See rates*

Format: Hybrid Online

*Scholarships may be available based on eligibility and availability.

Degree Uses

This degree equips missional leaders for success in a variety of contexts, including:
  • National vocational missional leadership
  • Multi-national vocational missional leadership
  • Complex ministry ecosystems
  • Teaching in or leadership of Christian schools
  • Research
  • Establishment of new ministries
  • Leaders of faith-based organizations

Course Listing

MISS 7013 Missional Theology

MISS 7023 Foundations of Research Methods

MISS 8003 Leading Missiological Movements

MISS 8013 Contextual Missiological Movements

MISS 7053 Missional Thought Leadership

MISS 8023 Missional Impact

MISS 8012 Contextual Engagement I

MISS 8022 Contextual Engagement II

MISS 8032 Contextual Engagement III

MISS 9003 Doctoral Project I

MISS 9013 Doctoral Project II

Total Program Credit Hours — 30

*Note: A Doctoral Writing fee of $200 will apply to each semester of the program. This fee will cover the extensive doctoral writing support, the Brightspace platform, intensives, library services, and the extra costs associated with operating and attending an excellent doctoral program. Additional fees may also apply. See our tuition & fees page for details.