The PhD in 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.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 2

    Years of Coursework

  • 1

    Year of Dissertation Work

  • 60

    Total credit hours

Program Courses

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Christy Thornton Assistant Professor of Christian Thought

PhD in Context

What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach in higher education

  • Pastor a local church

  • Global missions

Additional Information

Admission to the PhD 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 PhD program and will take entrance exams for the Systematic Theology program.

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.

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