Doctoral PROGRAM

DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Doctor of Philosophy Degree ( PhD)

Prerequisite to enroll:  The applicant must have earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, or Biblical Studies.

Candidates will specialize in Biblical research related to a given topic.

Study for the PhD extends through three stages:

  • Coursework: 6 credit hours
  • Knowledge Area Modules (KAM): 6 credit hours of Seminar
  • Dissertation: 24 credit hours (related to Biblical research)

 

1 THD890 – Introduction to Theological Research
This course will provide students with the tools for doctoral level research and opportunities for reflection on becoming scholar-pastor. Students are introduced to the conduct and reporting of scholarly theological research.
6
2 6 credit hours of Seminar: Theology: Oral and written presentation 6
3 24 credit hours of dissertation 24
36

 

Doctor of Theology Degree (ThD)

Prerequisite to enroll:  The applicant must have earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, or Biblical Studies.

Candidates will specialize in one of the fields of theological scholarship, such as: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; New Testament and Early Christian Studies; History of Christianity; Systematic Theology; Ethics; Church Growth and Mission Studies.

Study for the ThD extends through three stages:

  • Coursework: 6 credit hours
  • Knowledge Area Modules (KAM): 6 credit hours of Seminar
  • Dissertation: 24 credit hours (related to Theological fields)

 

1 THD890 – Introduction to Theological Research
This course will provide students with the tools for doctoral level research and opportunities for reflection on becoming scholar-pastor. Students are introduced to the conduct and reporting of scholarly theological research.
6
2 6 credit hours of Seminar: Theology: Oral and written presentation 6
3 24 credit hours of dissertation 24
36