The PhD degree at Southeastern is an advanced degree in the area of preaching. The PhD in Preaching is delivered in a modified residency format. Each seminar is delivered over the normal period of other seminars and contains an on-campus experience, as well as, supplemental asynchronous components before and after the on-campus experience.

  • Modified Residency

  • Residential

At a Glance

  • 5

    phd introduction

  • 3

    phd integrative colloquium

  • 24

    phd research seminars

  • 6

    phd mentor directed studies

  • 4

    phd comprehensive exams

  • 18

    phd prospectus and dissertation

  • 60

    total hours

Program Courses

At Southeastern, I started seeing that all of life is worship and all of life has a missional intentionality to it. All of life has a missional thrust to it as life lived out before the face of God.

Thomas West MDiv and PhD Alum

PhD in Context


  • Teach in Higher Education

  • Do Academic Research

  • Preach and Teach in the Local Church

  • Serve in Denominational Leadership

What Courses Will I Take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • PRS 9650 – The Theology of Preaching
  • PRS 9800 – The Preaching Tradition
  • PHD 9501 – Mentor Directed Studies I
  • PRS 9900 – Current Trends in Preaching
  • PHD 9502 – Mentor Directed Studies II
  • At Southeastern, we have a world-class faculty that brings decades of preaching and pastoral experience into our classrooms. 

    Dwayne Milioni

    Associate Professor of Preaching

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