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PhD Historical Theology

Historical Theology

The Ph.D. in Historical Theology is designed is to prepare students who (1) desire to teach historical theology or a related discipline in colleges and seminaries; (2) desire to minister as pastor-theologians in local churches; (3) desire to use historical theology in their ministries in global mission contexts. This degree allows students to immerse themselves in the historical eras and their intersection with theological doctrines.

A minimum of three academic years is required for completion: two years of coursework and one year for dissertation work. Students must complete the program within seven years.

Program at a glance

Total hours
60 hours

Standard completion time
3-4 years

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • HTH 9640 - Seminar in Patristic Theology 
  • HTH 9700 - Seminar in Reformation Theology 
  • HTH 9800 - Seminar in Baptist Theology
  • THE 9900 - Seminar on Contemporary Theology 
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach in higher education
  • Serve the local church as a pastor-theologian

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

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