Diploma of Ministry Studies

Currently, the DMS program is only offered in Spanish.


The Diploma of Ministry Studies Program (DMS) is designed for people who are interested in seminary level studies of the Bible, Theology, and Ministry and have already completed the Certificate of Ministry Studies Program (CMS). If you are a commissioned or licensed minister, or a lay leader who wants to learn more about the Bible, Theology and Ministry, this may be the perfect program for you. All CMS graduates, and anyone who has completed college level study or other Biblical studies and want to continue their education in a program that offers seminary quality classes should consider this program.  


A high school diploma and/or college level studies are preferred but not required to participate in the DMS program. If you do not have these studies but have graduated from the CMS pgroram, you are eligible. This is a two-year program that requires students to participate in 12 courses (Wednesday-Friday evenings and all day Saturday). Each class requires 1-2 written papers or a written paper and an exam in addition to attendance and participation in all the class sessions. Each class will also have required readings.


The total tuition for the two year program is $4,000 and there are options for payment including making payments. Please contact us for more information.

Class Sites: Classes are currently offered online only

To register or for more information:

Rev. Xose G. Escamilla, CMS Program Director

Phone: (619) 232-4737


Disciples Seminary Foundation works with five partner seminaries on the West Coast to provide excellent education, mentoring, networking, and financial support for people preparing to lead in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ.

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