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PhD Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology

The Ph.D. in Systematic Theology Systematic Theology is designed to equip theologians to serve the academy and the church, in the United States and around the world. It does so by training students in a biblically anchored, historically conditioned approach to doctrinal development, which is both convictional, and charitable.

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

Total hours
60 hours

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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

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.

Who will teach me?