PhD Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of Religion

The Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion is a focused study on issues of philosophy of mind, metaphysics, religious epistemology, faith and reason, coherence of theism, and other legitimate issues as presented through the ongoing discussion regarding the intersection of philosophy and religion.

Admission to the Philosophy of Religion program is selective and is offered only to students who have demonstrated the intellectual ability, preparation, and motivation to perform academically at the highest level. Enrollment in the program is limited to applicants, who, in the judgment of the faculty, appear best qualified and most capable of using the resources that the seminary provides.
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

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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.

  • PHI 9550 - Philosophical Theology
  • PHI 9600 - Problem of Evil
  • PHI 9910 - Philosophy of Mind
  • PHI 9930 - Christian Faith and Science
  • PHI 9940 - Coherence of Theism
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What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach in an academic setting
  • Academic research
  • Ministry requiring specialized training
  • Serve in denominational leadership

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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