the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Program Overview

The Doctor of Missiology program (D.Miss.) serves missionaries, practitioners, teachers, and administrators by providing advanced formal education, guided reading in pertinent missiological literature, field experience, mentoring, and supervision. Required mission trips allow students to apply classroom material in training national pastors and leaders. The degree can be completed in as little as 36 months.

58 Hours of Study

  • Foundational Seminars (48 hours) Coursework covers topics such as:
    • Theology and history of missions
    • Intercultural studies and world religions
    • Missions leadership
    • Missionary sending and care
    • Missions strategies
  • Additional 16 Hours

    • Guided mentorship 6
    • Thesis 6
    • Missiological research seminars 4

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct cross-cultural ministry at an advanced level.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study.
  3. Students will be able to plan and conduct research in the area of specialization and to communicate its results effectively.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.