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Dokes Ministry Scholars

Five-year Dual-degree Ministry Training Program

The Dokes Ministry Scholars program, an accelerated pastoral degree program, is the perfect option for high-achieving students who have felt the call to full-time ministry or theological study. Because it is also a scholars program, you will receive a competitive scholarship and join a tight-knit cohort of peers.

After five years in this dual-degree program, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts in either biblical studies or Christian ministries from Gordon College and a Master of Divinity or Master of Arts from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Student Spotlight

Abby Durkin

The Dokes Program has opened up new doors for me and made furthering my education possible. This program has connected me to resources to help kick start my seminary education, and I've had the chance to connect with other students who have similar goals to me. The personalized paradigms have helped me breakdown my academic plan, and I've loved getting a taste of what seminary will be like! I'm very excited for how the Dokes Program will evolve, develop, and help future students streamline their seminary education.
Abby Durkin, ‘24
Christian Ministries & Biblical Studies double major | Clarendon/Dokes Scholar

Your Five-Year Experience

YEAR 1: Meet your fellow Dokes Students and begin taking core classes
YEAR 2: Take biblical studies and Christian ministries courses in preparation for seminary
YEAR 3: Begin taking graduate courses and solidify your involvement in a local church
YEAR 4:  Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in either biblical studies or Christian ministries
YEAR 5:  Graduate with Master of Divinity or Master of Arts

Learn more about your five-year experience ➔


  • 2 degrees, 5 years (B.A. plus M. Div. or M.A.)
  • Save between $50-90k on your education
  • Cohort-based learning
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership training
  • Practical ministry experience and mentorship
  • Global exposure (faculty representing Asia, Africa and the West)


  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Desire to attend seminary
  • Demonstrated servant-leadership


Interested in learning more? Make sure you explore the full Program Details page, and don’t hesitate to  with questions!