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Doctor of Philosophy


The Doctor of Philosophy program is designed for men and women capable of doing research at the highest level with a view to becoming scholars, teachers, and educational leaders.

This PhD program is designed to develop a student’s ability to do competent biblical and theological research, to think critically, and to communicate effectively in an area of specialization. Course studies, seminar work, and research projects are part of the student’s supervised program, which culminates in the preparation of the doctoral dissertation. Throughout the program of study, the faculty observe the student’s spiritual maturity and leadership development.

At various stages in the program, the faculty as a whole or through one or more of its committees evaluates the progress of each student and his or her fitness to continue in doctoral studies. At every step of the way the faculty seeks to be rigorous in its academic expectations but encouraging and helpful in its mentoring of student

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PhD Studies Advising Committee

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Explore our PhD course offerings

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PHD8101 Reading Theological French
This course is a noncredit course in reading theological French, designed to bring students to a level of proficiency in reading that fulfills the PhD requirement for ability in French. This is not a course in conversational French, although points concerning conversation and pronunciation occasionally will be covered as an aid to study and memorization.

DTS PhD Handbook

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