ATS Doctor of Ministry Application


ATS Doctor of Ministry Application


1. Application Information

Enrollment Semester:
Enrollment Year:

2. Personal Information

First Name:
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Preferred Name:
Maiden/Previous Name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Ethnicity (Requested for federal reporting but optional)
Choose one or more of the following:
American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
U.S. Citizenship:
Country of Citizenship:
Visa Status:
If you are presently in the US please send a copy of your visa with your application.
Is English your primary language?:
Primary Language:
What other doctoral programs, if any, are you considering?
Have you ever been refused admission or been dismissed from an academic institution?
If yes, provide details:
Have you ever been convicted of a crime in the U.S. or in any other country?
If yes, provide details:
Marital Status:
Number of Children

3. Address Information

Current Mailing Address:

Zip Code:
Phone (Home):
Phone (Work):
Phone (Cell):
Email Address:

Permanent Mailing Address: (If different)

Zip Code:
Phone (Home):
Phone (Work):
Phone (Cell):

4. Educational Background

List ALL academic institutions you have attended since high school. You are responsible for having official transcripts sent directly from each institution to the Office of Admissions. Please Note: A preliminary admission decision may be made on the basis of the work you have completed. However, you must have a final transcript showing the conferral of your degree sent to ATS before your initial enrollment.
Previous Institutions Attended
School City/State Degree Received Academic Program Dates Attended Date Graduated

5. Church Information

Church Currently Attended:
Church Street Address
Zip Code:
Church Phone #:
Have you confessed Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord?
If yes, when?:
How long have you attended your current church?
Name of Pastor:
Church Contact Person:
Are you a member?:
Are you on staff?:
Is your position:
In what ministry context are you currently serving?
How long have you served
in this position?:


6. Where Did You Hear About Nyack ATS?

 Magazine/Newspaper Ad
 Radio Station
 Internet/Nyack Website
 Direct Mailing
Who/what influenced you to apply?

7. References

Please fill out the top section of each reference form and present to an individual who has known you for over one year and is not a relative.
Church/Org. Reference:
Work Phone:
Academic Reference:
Work Phone:

8. Christian Experience Statement

Three years of full-time ministry experience following completion of an MDIV or equivalent is a requirement for admission to the D.Min. program. To document your experience, you must submit a 2-3 page typed Christian Experience Statement/Ministry Resume and include the items listed below. Please include your name, address and phone number at the top of the essay.
  1. Ministry positions held including title, responsibilities, years at position, and time/hours required (i.e., 50 hours per week, 1 day per week).
  2. Events and influences that developed your walk of faith.
  3. How the D.Min. program fits into God's call on your life.
  4. What you visualize your ministry/profession looking like five years after graduation.
  5. Any additional information that you feel is pertinent.

9. D.Min Project

The D.Min. program includes the design and completion of a written doctoral level project which addresses both the nature and the practice of ministry. The project should identify a specific concern in ministry, organize an effective research model, utilize appropriate resources and evaluate the results, as well as reflect depth of theological insight in its relation to ministry. The project should make a contribution to the practice of ministry as judged by professional standards and in relation to the purpose of the program, and have potential for application in other contexts of ministry.

A requirement for admission to the D.Min. program is a proposal for the doctoral project. Using the Turabian Author-Date option (also referred to as parenthetical references and reference list or social sciences format), write a formal paper exploring a possible doctoral ministry-focused final project.

Please consider the following guidelines:
-Select a significant issue or problem in ministry that is proportional to available resources.
-Include a concise statement of the ministry need, problem or challenge (who, what and how). State the target audience, location, importance of the topic, and reason(s) for your interest in the subject.
-The proposal should be 5 pages and contain an annotated bibliography of 7-10 sources that may be used in your project.

10. Lifestyle Agreements and Statements

We believe that the Bible is the authority for doctrine and living and that personal purity and piety of personal life should be the goal of each Christian. Men and women who aspire to Christian leadership must develop standards and values, which are rooted in the Word of God. ATS students often form groups for mutual support and spiritual growth. They associate with a local church for worship and service. ATS seeks candidates for admission whose life-style and personal demeanor commend them to ministry.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act Statement:

Statement of Faith:

Standard of Conduct:

Pressing the "Submit" button constitutes a signature. By submitting this form you confirm that the above information is correct to the best of your knowledge.
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