Jul 01, 2022  
Academic Catalog - Spring 2022 
Academic Catalog - Spring 2022 [ARCHIVED]

PhD in Theological Studies

The PhD in Theological Studies is designed for pastors and teachers who are going to teach theological studies in liberal arts colleges and universities, churches, and majority world academic or ecclesial contexts. It offers expertise in the disciplines of Systematic Theology , Historical Theology , Philosophy of Religion , Ethics , and Public Theology  while providing a concentration in one of those specific fields. The concentration the student chooses generally coincides with the focus of his or her dissertation.


PhD Program Summary

PhD Seminars - 24 Hours

NOTE: Students must demonstrate proficiency in one research language before beginning their fifth seminar.

  • ***9*** - 8 Doctoral Seminars - 24 semester hr(s). At least 4 must be taken within the student’s concentration.

PhD Mentor Directed Studies - 6 Hours

PhD Comprehensive Exams - 4 Hours

NOTE: Students must demonstrate proficiency in their second research language before beginning sitting for comprehensive exams.

PhD Prospectus and Dissertation - 18 Hours

Total - 60 Hours