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Advanced Degrees

The Doctor of Philosophy

Exceptional Scholarship: Study under premier evangelical scholars who have authored numerous significant works in their respective fields and are eager to train the next generation of Christian scholars. Advanced Research: Engage in cutting-edge research that advances theological understanding for the sake of the church and the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Focused Mentorship: Receive a full-year of mentoring by an accomplished scholar who will guide you in publishing and presenting the fruits of your research and proposing a dissertation that will make a significant contribution to scholarship.


The Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education degree is a research-based, terminal degree that focuses on all aspects of educational leadership. Students pursuing the degree enhance and expand their skills in teaching all age groups, leading complex organizations, and designing solutions for 21st century ministry. Graduates of the program are involved in higher education teaching and leadership, local church ministry, curriculum and publishing, and denominational leadership.


The Doctor of Ministry

The Doctor of Ministry program at Southeastern is a 31-hour professional degree program designed to equip ministry leaders to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by fulfilling the Great Commission in their own ministry contexts. With program specializations in Leadership, Counseling, Great Commission Mobilization, Church Revitalization, Disciple-making, Expository Preaching, Next-Generation Ministry, and Pastoral Ministry, our program has the essential tools to equip leaders in various contexts to strengthen their ministries and further develop as leaders. The program is designed as a modified residency model to encourage and provide further education for ministry leaders all over the globe.


Master of Theology

The purpose of Southeastern’s Master of Theology degree program is to provide the post-M.Div. student with an opportunity for advanced, guided research under the supervision of a faculty member in a special area of theological study.