In addition to the stated purpose of the PhD program at SEBTS, 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.

  • 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, we care about our mission and the students who participate in it. People matter because the mission matters.

Christy Thornton Assistant Professor of Christian Thought

PhD in Context

What can I do with this degree?

  • Teach Theology in Higher Education

  • Pastor a Local Church

  • Serve and Train Others on the Mission Field

Additional Information

Admission Requirements: 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.

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