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Doctor of Philosophy

Philosophy

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of three academic years for completion: two-years of coursework prior to the dissertation stage and one full year for dissertation work. Students must complete the program within seven years.

The Doctor of Philosophy allows students to 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. Students engage in cutting-edge research that advances theological understanding for the sake of the church and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Students also receive a full year of mentoring by an accomplished scholar who will guide them in publishing and presenting the fruits of their research and proposing a dissertation that will make a significant contribution to scholarship.

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of three academic years for completion: two years of coursework prior to the dissertation stage and one full year for dissertation work. Students must complete the program within seven years.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL HOURS

60

STANDARD COMPLETION TIME

3-4 years

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What courses will I take?

Here is a sample of the required corses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • HD9101 Introduction to Research and Integration
  • PHD9102 Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education  
  • PHD9501Mentor Directed Studies I 
  • 1st & 2nd Research Language Competency

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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach in a Christian educational setting
  • Academic research
  • Ministry requiring specialized training
  • Pastor a local church


Who will teach me?

CHARLES L. QUARLES


Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology

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BRUCE A. LITTLE


Senior Professor of Philosophy

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