The Doctor of Philosophy degree program is designed to prepare students to serve as Christian scholars and educational leaders around the world by providing advanced training in biblical and theological research, writing, and teaching.

The DTS Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) combines the highest of standards of academic scholarship with a heart for God’s Word and the theology of the church.


Students in the PhD program may major in either the Division of Biblical Studies or the Division of Theological Studies.


Stories from our community

God has given our graduates incredible gifts that they express in a variety of educational and ministry contexts.

Pastor, teacher, author, speaker, and DTS Doctoral Grad, Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Daniel Wallace Digitizes Ancient Manuscripts

Dr. Stanley Toussaint, Sr. Professor Emeritus

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The appropriate seminary office will notify the student as soon as the results of the qualifying examinations are available.

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