West Africa Theological Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria

[Accredited by the Association of Christian Theological Education in Africa, ACTEA]

Doctor of Ministry


The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) is a professional degree program primarily designed to equip pastors, mission executives, church leaders, and other ministry professionals with greater skill required for their work. This goal is achieved through a combination of a renewal of the personal life of faith, the sharpening of ministerial skills, together with a growth in the understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of ministry and mission. This implies that holders of such a professional doctorate are strategically placed to demonstrate specific contributions to the advancement of professional practice in their chosen fields through the application of academic theory and professional knowledge towards resolving day-to-day practical problems confronting ministers and ministries in the real world setting. The DMin degree in Transformational Leadership is awarded upon demonstration of contribution both in research and acquired professional skill.

Download pertinent documents related to the DMin:

The DMin Brochure

Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Application Form

Reference Form

Statement of Faith

Tuition and Fees

Doctrinal Survey

Acceptance Slip



WATS - West Africa Theological Seminary
| 36, Olukunle Akinola Street (off Ipaja Road) | P.M.B. 003 | Ipaja | Lagos | Nigeria

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