The PhD 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 PhD 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.

Ways to study

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 60

    Credit Hours

  • 3-4

    Total years to complete

Academic Catalog

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Admission to the program is competitive. The following prerequisites for admission are for self-screening purposes and only establish the opportunity to apply to the PhD program.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the following core courses or their equivalents:

  • New Testament I, II (6hrs.)
  • Old Testament I, II (6hrs.)
  • Greek I, II (6-9hrs.)*
  • Hebrew I, II (6-9hrs.)*
  • Doctrine Survey I, II (6hrs.)
  • Church History I, II (3-6hrs.)**
  • Hermeneutics (3hrs.)
  • Baptist History (3hrs.)***

*Biblical language expectations depend on applicant’s given area of study

**Applicants must have studied the Patristic, Medieval, Reformation and Modern eras.

***Baptist History is required for applicants pursuing Historical Theology

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