Doctor of Philosophy

The Southeastern Ph.D.

The Office of Ph.D. Studies seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping scholars for the vocation of teaching and engaging in academic research that furthers theological understanding for the sake of the church and fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Focused Mentorship

The Southeastern Ph.D. Program features a mentorship component integrated into the curriculum. A Major Professor oversees each student for the duration of the degree, including a full year of one-on-one mentorship at the end of the seminar phase.

Exceptional Scholarship

Southeastern faculty and students consistently produce exceptional academic work, and we routinely host top scholars from various disciplines to enrich our students’ learning experience.

Advanced Research

Southeastern students commit to contributing to the academy. Learn more about our Alumni and student contributions.

Admissions Process

Admissions Process


Program Information

Program Information


Entrance Exam Study Guides

Entrance Exam Study Guides


Contact Us

Our team is ready to help you with your application, admission and guidance through the program.

All general inquires concerning the Ph.D. program may be emailed to, or you may call at (919) 761-2415

All inquiries concerning applications to the Ph.D. program may be emailed to Mrs. Debbie Blaylock, or you can phone her at: (919) 761-2451 

Office of Ph.D. Studies SEBTS:

Patterson Hall 204

P.O. Box 1889

244 N. Wingate Street

Wake Forest, North Carolina 27588-1889 USA

Use our online application to apply to the PhD program.