Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies

About the School

Welcome to the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies, the most recent development of Olivet University, initiated to advance our highest calling for Christian leadership training. The name itself evokes the heart of the Doctoral programs of Olivet. Our goal has always been to strengthen and help define Christian leadership for global mission purposes.

Our program

Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D in Global Theological Studies is designed to enable the candidate to make an original contribution to theological and missiological scholarship in a global dimension.

Doctor of MInistry

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is a degree program culminating in the recognition of advanced professional studies pursued by practicing ministers and Christian professionals.

Ministry Tracks

The Doctor of Ministry offers specialized ministry tracks to match each student’s area of study. Each respective track supplies a tailored learning path for D.Min. students in the context of diversified ministry settings.

The excellent training and skills I have acquired at ZSDS are helping me to be effective in the mission field and to deal with challenges in missional life with a Christ-centered approach. I am very sure that ZSDS will continue to give such opportunities to students to be equipped and to be effective workers for the expansion of God’s kingdom!

 Dr. Peter Beita

Dr. Peter Beita


Apart from being outstanding professors and remarkable theologians, professors at ZSDS profoundly influenced my life as caring spiritual mentors as well. The classes at ZSDS enhanced my biblical world view and widened my perspectives on Christian missions. Furthermore, I was equipped with diverse practical skills to be able to serve as an effective minister of God.

 Dr. Rebecca Goropevsek

Dr. Rebecca Goropevsek


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