Academic Programs and Information
Doctor of Ministry

The purpose of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree is to provide advanced theological education for persons who hold the Master of Divinity degree and who are engaged in the practice of ministry. The Logsdon DMin program will emphasize the integration of theological reflection and practice, supervision and mentorship, and servant leadership that draws on spiritual and missional formation in both church and minister.

Master of Divinity

The purpose of the Master of Divinity is to prepare persons to enter pastoral ministry and other leadership roles in the church and related contexts. As a graduate professional degree, it incorporates classroom-based study in classical theological disciplines with ministry-based study designed to develop competence for the practice of ministry. The degree also prepares students for more advanced study in DMin or PhD programs.

Master of Arts in Family Ministry

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Family Ministry is to enrich the church’s ministry to families by developing skilled and knowledgeable family ministry leaders. The primary goals of the MAFM are:

  • To equip students to promote individual and family wellness in the church through an understanding of psychology, marriage and family studies, and Christian theology
  • To provide an understanding of systems theory as a foundation to relational and leadership principles for effective church ministry in various cultural contexts
  • To foster spiritual formation through the integration of faith and learning

Beginning in Fall 2011, Hardin-Simmons University and Logsdon Seminary launched a licensure option in connection with the Master of Arts in Family Ministry (MAFM). For seminary students seeking careers in counseling or marriage and family therapy, this program option allows for simultaneous completion of both the Master of Arts in Family Ministry and the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy (CCMF) - formerly known as Family Psychology.

The new MAFM/CCMF dual degree program will provide ATS-accredited preparation for Christian ministry from Logsdon Seminary and fully-accredited training in psychology and marriage and family therapy from Hardin-Simmons University’s Department of Psychology. Students in this dual program will complete 89-hours of total coursework, satisfying the academic requirements of licensure as a professional counselor and/or marriage and family therapist.


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