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

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.

  • We study Theology at SEBTS in order to be conformed to the image of Christ and to proclaim Christ so others can come to know him as well.

    Steve McKinion

    Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies

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