Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) is a professional doctoral degree designed to enrich religious leaders in traditional and non-traditional settings, to deepen their understanding of and commitment to ministry, and to refine its practice. The programme’s mission is “to develop leaders for communities of faith and to equip women and men for ministries and vocations that provide personal religions and social transformation.” It provides men and women with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in Christian Life and Ministry by research in the Context of professional practice, with supporting specialized coursework. It is designed for those who seek to expand their own understanding and develop new knowledge in such an areas for professional reasons and, additionally for academic, vocational and/or personal reasons.

B.D./M.Div. or its equivalent from a recognized University/body.
Bridge Course are offered to students to fulfill Credit deficiency for MABS, MACS and MA in Christian Studies form a recognized body/University.

Course of Study

The Course of the DMin program consists of 16 credits for Course work and 20 credits of Research work. The Duration of the program is 3 years.

Application Information:

The application form can be downloaded from here MLCU MPhil/PhD Application form or by writing/ emailing the Secretary, Doctoral Committee, Martin Luther Christian University, Dongktieh, Block I, Nongrah Shillong 793006, Meghalaya, India(or) to .The application must be filled in completely and should be accompanied by a 500 words essay on “Why I want to do a PhD and how it will help my career and benefit society”. The applicant will have to also submit a tentative research proposal of approximately 1500 words with five to ten academic references. The prescribed format can be downloaded along with the Application form. The filled – in application form, essay and tentative proposal along with the application fee of Rs 500/- should be submitted at the same time. The application forms will be screened. Selected candidates will be called for the entrance test and pay Rs 5000/- as entrance test.

Entrance Test:

An Entrance Test of 3 hours duration is conducted every year covering the following areas:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Analytical skills
  3. Research methods
  4. Community orientation

Interview: After the entrance test, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview at 9:30am. Reporting Time 15 minutes before time.

The Interview components will cover:

  • Motivation
  • Career Path
  • Discussion of the tentative Research Proposal submitted with the Application form.

The Scheme of the DMin course work is as follows:

  • Orientation Seminar
  • Research Methodology
  • Two Area specific courses
The test will be of 3 hours duration.
PhD Interview/ Course Work
Important Dates
  • For June 2020 admission
  • Entrance test: July 9
  • Interview: July 20
  • Course work: Aug 3 – 7, 17 -21, 2020
  • For January 2021 admission
  • Entrance test: January 13
  • Interview: January 15
  • Coursework: January 19-29
  • Last date of application July 6
  • MPhil/PhD entrance Test on July 9
  • Interview on July 20
    Coursework Aug 3- 7, 17 -21, 2020

July 2020 Batch Fee Structure

Item Amount When to pay Last Date
Application Fee
With submission of application
Jul 6, 2020
Entrance Fee
After receiving acceptance letter
Jul 7, 2020
Registration Fee
After passing Entrance Test
Jul 20,2020
*Annual Course Fee
After passing Entrance Test first instalment of Rs 30,000/-
Jul 20, 2020
2nd instalment of Rs 7,500/-
Mar 15, 2021
2nd year onwards annually in two instalments: Sep 15 and Mar 15
RP Evaluation Fee
May 20, 2021
October 20, 2021
Examination Fee
With submission of thesis

* Annual Course Fee can be paid in two instalments (through is applicable till the candidate completes the program.

*Examination fee is to be paid as per the fee structure in force at the time of submission of thesis

Note: Late payment of fees will attract a fine of Rs.100/- per day

Bank transfer details

Bank Name: Federal bank Ltd. Shillong Branch Account No: 11905500002834 IFS Code: FDRL0001190

Contact Person: Coordinator of Theological Studies, Ph No:7085061788/ 9862626589 Email: