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PhD Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology

The purpose of the PhD in Systematic Theology is to prepare students who (1) desire to teach systematic theology or a related discipline in colleges and seminaries; (2) desire to minister as pastor-theologians in local churches; and (3) desire to use systematic theology in their ministries in global mission contexts.

Admission Requirements: Admission to the Ph.D. in Systematic Theology 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. Interested students will complete the application for the Ph.D. program and will take entrance exams for the Systematic Theology program.

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 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.

  • PHD 9101 - Introduction to Research and Integration 
  • PHD 9102 - Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education 
  • HTH 9640 - Seminar in Patristic Theology 
  • HTH 9700 - Seminar in Reformation Theology 
  • THE 9900 - Seminar on Contemporary Theology

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what can i do with this degree?

  • Teach in higher education
  • Pastor a local church
  • Global missions


who will teach me?

JOHN S. HAMMETT


Senior Professor of Systematic Theology

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STEVEN A. MCKINION


Associate Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies

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