Doctor of Philosophy Program
Description of the Doctor of Philosophy Program
The Doctor of Philosophy degree equips students for advanced scholarship, independent research, effective teaching and preaching, and service in church-related ministries that benefit from advanced Christian scholarship. The Doctor of Philosophy program involves a minimum of two years of study beyond the Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent. Students entering the program should be aware that three or more years are frequently needed for completion of the degree requirements, depending upon individual circumstances.
The Doctor of Philosophy program consists of graduate seminars, an examination covering each seminar as it is completed, comprehensive written examinations, directed reading and research, teaching under faculty supervision, the writing of a dissertation, and an oral examination covering the dissertation and related fields. The program is specifically oriented toward preparing students for teaching in universities and seminaries; for specialized church, missions, and denominational leadership; and for scholarly writing.
Educational Objectives of the Doctor of Philosophy Program
In addition to the program objectives set forth in connection with the Master of Divinity program, the Doctor of Philosophy program is designed to provide opportunity for students to develop in the following advanced disciplines:
The Doctor of Philosophy program seeks to guide students to develop the capacity for critical evaluation and quality in research which produce creative scholarship and contribute to the field of theological knowledge and literature.
Independent Research and Writing
The Doctor of Philosophy program seeks to guide students to develop competence in principles of independent research and to achieve a proficiency in the techniques of scholarly writing.
The Doctor of Philosophy program seeks to guide students in advanced studies in a specialized field and to help them develop skills which qualify them for teaching at the graduate level in a college, university, or theological seminary.
The Doctor of Philosophy program seeks to prepare students for the assumption of specialized pastoral leadership in the church, in missions, and/or in administrative leadership in the denomination.
- Admission Requirements and Procedure for the Doctor of Philosophy Program
- General Qualifications
- Undergraduate Degree Requirements
- Seminary Degree Requirements
- Biblical Language Requirements
- Doctoral Research & Writing Course (DR 9910)
- Graduate Teaching Course (DR 9920)
- International Students
- The Procedure for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Program
- Miller Analogies Test
- English Language Requirement
- Major Field Research Paper
- Written Major Field Essay Examination
- Major Department Interview
- Doctoral Programs Committee Interview
- Remedial Work in the Major Field
- Conditional Admission
- Approval by the Doctoral Programs Committee
- Declined Admission
- Time Limit for Approved Applicants
- Assignment of a Major Professor
Admission Requirements and Procedure for the Doctor of Philosophy Program
The Doctor of Philosophy is the highest academic degree offered by the Seminary. The program is reserved for students of exceptional academic ability and promise. Students must demonstrate an understanding of the basic techniques of scholarly research and writing, as well as an ability to communicate through effective teaching. They must be committed to the program and demonstrate that they are willing to fulfill the time requirements and the disciplinary standards that are required for distinguished scholarly achievement. Students’ health, finances, and outside responsibilities must be within such a level of tolerance that they are not unduly distracted from reasonable pursuit of the demands of the program. Read the Regulations Regarding Female Students section in this catalog.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Arts degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, including 60 semester hours of liberal arts content. Any exception must be approved by the doctoral programs committee.
Seminary Degree Requirements
Applicants must have a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent from this Seminary or from another accredited seminary which has comparable language requirements. Students must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) or better in their Master of Divinity work or its equivalent. Any exception must be approved by the doctoral programs committee.
Biblical Language Requirements
All applicants must have completed a minimum of six semester hours of Greek and six semester hours of Hebrew. However, if the major field of study is to be in New Testament, the student is required to have completed an additional nine semester hours of advanced Greek. If the major field of study is to be Old Testament, the student is required to have completed an additional nine semester hours of advanced Hebrew courses. The doctoral programs committee reserves the right to administer preliminary language exams and/or require language instruction in any case in which it is deemed expedient.
Doctoral Research & Writing Course (DR 9910)
Either before or during the first year of Doctor of Philosophy study, candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must complete for credit the course designated DR 9910 Doctoral Research and Writing in order to demonstrate proficiency in research and writing. Equivalent work from another recognized institution may be accepted in fulfillment of this requirement at the discretion of the doctoral programs committee. A prospective PhD student who is a last year MDiv student may be allowed, with permission from the doctoral programs committee, to enroll in this course.
Graduate Teaching Course (DR 9920)
Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must complete for credit the course designated DR 9920 Graduate Teaching which is designed to aid students in their proficiency in teaching. Equivalent work from another recognized institution may be accepted in fulfillment of this requirement at the discretion of the doctoral programs committee. A prospective PhD student who is a Master of Divinity (in biblical counseling, Christian education, missiology and intercultural studies or pastoral ministry); last year MDiv students may be allowed, with permission from the doctoral programs committee, to enroll in this course.
Students from an international seminary offering the Master of Divinity or its equivalent may be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program on the same basis as students from national seminaries if they meet all requirements and pass the qualifying examinations. Refer to Admission Procedure for International Students in this catalog.
The Procedure for Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Program
Application for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy program is processed through the doctoral programs committee. Applications may be obtained through the admissions office. A non-refundable admission fee of $50.00 must accompany the application form. The application must be submitted by February 15 in order to begin seminar work in August and by September 1 to begin seminar work in January. Students are not fully admitted into the Doctor of Philosophy program until written acceptance is issued by the associate dean of doctoral programs.
Miller Analogies Test
Applicants must perform satisfactorily on the Miller Analogies Test to demonstrate competency to function at the graduate level. This test can be taken at any of the regional testing centers in the United States. The results of the test are to be in the admissions office by February 15 for August enrollment and September 1 for January enrollment. Evaluation of test results at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is consistent with the practice of similar educational institutions and is in conformity to performance scales published in the Miller Analogies Test Manual and corroborating research reports. With the approval of the doctoral programs committee, the Miller Analogies Test may be waived for an applicant who has already taken the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) and made an acceptable score. The MABTS code number, 1750, must be used to report Miller Analogies Test Scores. Miller Analogies Test scores will be valid for five years.
English Language Requirement
Applicants to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program whose indigenous language is not English must score at least 600 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL. This examination must be completed not more than two years before admission to the Seminary. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the doctoral programs committee. International students are not required to take the Miller Analogies Test.
Major Field Research Paper
Applicants are required to write a 10-page research paper on a departmentally selected subject from their major field. The paper is designed to probe the student’s general theological or educational background in his or her area of study and to test their ability to organize their thoughts and express themselves logically, clearly, and in good English form. Applicants will write their papers in conformity to the form and style guidelines set forth in A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th ed., by Kate L. Turabian (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013). The major field research paper is due in the admissions office by February 15 for August enrollment and September 1 for January enrollment.
Written Major Field Essay Examination
Applicants must take a written essay examination covering the general scope of their major field. This examination occupies one day of no more than four hours and is designed to test the student’s overall comprehension of the major issues in his designated field. (Refer to the Schedule of Academic Dates for the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Seminary calendar.)
Major Department Interview
Applicants are required to have an interview with the faculty members who comprise their major department to discuss their previous academic preparation and future goals in the context of their declared field of concentration in the doctoral program. Arrangements for this interview are made through the PhD office. (Refer to the Schedule of Academic Dates for the Doctor of Philosophy program in the Seminary calendar.
Doctoral Programs Committee Interview
Applicants who are not graduates of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary must have an interview with the doctoral programs committee. In special circumstances, a Mid-America graduate may also be required to have an interview with the committee. The interview discusses the applicant’s prior academic training and practical experience, their purpose for pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy degree, and their intended utilization of the degree in future vocational commitment. The interview must be held by May 1 prior to entry into the program in August or by October 1 for entry into the program in January. Appointments should be confirmed at the office of the associate dean of doctoral programs.
Remedial Work in the Major Field
The doctoral programs committee reserves the right to require any student to supplement deficiencies in preparation in his or her major field of study by taking for-credit courses from the Master of Divinity curriculum, in addition to their required doctoral seminars. A student may be required to audit certain Master of Divinity courses as a means of maintaining awareness of current developments in his or her field. Doctor of Philosophy students who audit or take for credit Master of Divinity courses are required to follow the procedure for proper registration each term.
At the discretion of the doctoral programs committee, an applicant may be admitted on a conditional basis for the first year of study in the doctoral program. The associate dean of doctoral programs provides written notification to advise the student of the reasons for the conditional status, to specify any requirements which he must fulfill, and to state any limitations to be imposed upon his projected course load. The student is reevaluated at the conclusion of his or her first year of study, and the student’s major department makes recommendation with regard to the conditions governing his or her continuance in the program. Any exception to the published admission requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy program must be approved by the faculty upon the recommendation of the doctoral programs committee.
Approval by the Doctoral Programs Committee
Applicants are considered on the basis of:
- application form for admission to the program,
- previous academic record,
- performance on the Miller Analogies Test,
- demonstration of writing skills on the major field research paper,
- performance on the written comprehensive entrance examination, and
- personal interview with the faculty.
Although no single criterion is necessarily determinative by itself, the above stated criteria are scrutinized by the doctoral programs committee to determine the applicant’s competency and motivation to undertake doctoral study. Only those applicants who are approved by the doctoral programs committee may be admitted into the program.
When an applicant is declined admission to the program, the student may choose to submit another application. One opportunity to reapply may be granted with the permission of the doctoral programs committee. Materials relative to the application are considered confidential and the doctoral programs committee has no obligation to disclose information regarding an applicant’s being declined admission into the program.
Time Limit for Approved Applicants
If an applicant for the Doctor of Philosophy program does not begin advanced studies within one year from the date of approval, a new application must be submitted.
Assignment of a Major Professor
Upon admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program, the student is assigned a major professor in their major department. The major advisor assists the student in planning a comprehensive program of study. Once the student's dissertation topic is approved by the doctoral programs committee, the major professor supervises the student’s work in the writing of the dissertation. The student should initiate a meeting with their major professor at least once each term for advisement in every phase of his or her academic program while they are taking seminars. Upon completion of seminars, the student is expected to maintain monthly contact with their advisor.
- Completion Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program
- Continuous Enrollment Requirement/Fee
- Study at Other Institutions
- Classical and Modern Language Requirements
- Fields of Academic Study
- Graduate Seminars
- Doctoral Colloquia
- Comprehensive Examinations
- Candidacy Status
- Teaching Experience (Supervised Instruction DR 9940)
- Supervised Departmental Reading (DR 9945)
- Practical Experience
- Dissertation Requirements
- Oral Examination
- Summary of Requirements
- Dissertation Fees
- Time Limit for Completion of the Doctor of Philosophy Program
- Acceptable Grades
Completion Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program
Continuous Enrollment Requirement/Fee
The candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must be registered for each semester of the regular academic year during the period of time taken to earn this degree. Continuous enrollment includes both the time spent in seminar study and the time spent in the writing of the dissertation, whether or not the student is actually on-campus. Students (including those on the mission field) may request to take a leave with the approval of the doctoral programs committee, but must register each semester and pay the Interrupted Status fee. Failure to register for any semester is automatically considered as withdrawal from the program.
Study at Other Institutions
With the approval of the doctoral programs committee, two seminars may be taken at other institutions. No credit toward this degree is given for work done in other institutions unless it has first been approved by the doctoral programs committee.
Classical and Modern Language Requirements
Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must have a working knowledge of two languages (in addition to the normal requirements of Greek and Hebrew) suited to their academic interests. The student and the major department will negotiate the best combination of languages for the specific student’s program. The languages will be Latin, German, or French (however, Research Methodology will count as one language for Education majors, and Research Methodology and Logic will complete the requirement for Biblical Counseling majors). Completion of the language requirement may be certified:
- by completing a minimum of six semester hours of study of the language at an accredited college or university,
- by passing a standardized test administered by an accredited college or university or
- by passing a language examination administered by the doctoral programs committee.
The language requirements may be met within five years prior to admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program. Language examinations are administered by the doctoral programs committee as scheduled during the academic year. If the candidate fails to make an acceptable score on a language examination, at the option of the doctoral programs committee, he or she may be permitted one additional opportunity to qualify. Both language examinations must be successfully completed prior to the beginning of the second year of doctoral study. A student will not be allowed to begin seminars during their second year unless both language requirements have been met. Students pursuing a degree in the fields of biblical counseling and education must take Graduate Research Methodology to fulfill one language requirement. Biblical counseling students will also complete Logic to fulfill the second language requirement. Information on those courses is available in the Doctoral Programs Handbook.
Fields of Academic Study
Graduate seminars are offered in church history, education, missions, New Testament (including Greek), Old Testament (including Hebrew and/or Semitic languages), practical theology (pastoral track and counseling track), and theology. The Doctor of Philosophy degree may be granted in the following fields:
- Old Testament (including Hebrew and/or Semitic languages),
- New Testament (including Greek),
- church history,
- practical theology,
- biblical counseling, and
Any faculty member in the theology or education area is qualified to offer Doctor of Philosophy seminars. They must, however, be recommended by the appropriate academic department and be approved by the doctoral programs committee.
Eight graduate seminars are required in the Doctor of Philosophy program. Four of the seminars are to be in a given field of discipline and shall constitute the major field. The other four seminars are usually in two fields other than that of the major and shall constitute the two minor fields. In lieu of a second minor, students also have the option of taking two additional seminars in their major field, or electives. The normal academic load for a PhD student is two seminars per semester. Requests to exceed the normal load must be approved by the doctoral programs committee. Minor fields available to female students are church history, Old Testament, New Testament, practical theology (biblical counseling track), and missions. Note: Logos Bible Research Software (Silver edition or above) is highly recommended for all MABTS students.
Each student enrolled in Doctor of Philosophy seminars is required to attend two doctoral colloquia each academic year. One colloquium will be program-wide and held in conjunction with the annual Forum of Contemporary Theological Issues. One colloquium will be sponsored by each academic department offering a doctoral seminar for departmental majors and seminar participants. A departmental colloquium will meet for two hours and will normally consist of a presentation by a guest scholar or of discussions of trends, issues, and bibliography in the academic field. Doctor of Philosophy students with candidacy status are encouraged to attend the colloquia. Modified residency seminars will include the colloquium during the week on campus.
Forum of Contemporary Theological Issues
The purpose of this forum is to provide stimulating exposure and engagement with outstanding research scholars with divergent theological perspectives through lectures, debates, and/or dialogue on selected contemporary theological issues. This forum is available to the Seminary community but designed specifically for and required of PhD students. Attendance at this forum counts as one of the required colloquia for PhD students. All students must attend the forum, or with permission listen/view a recording of the forum.
After the completion of seminars, doctoral students who have completed their seminar work will take comprehensive written examinations. These must be taken within a 12-month period of one of the scheduled dates for comprehensive examinations. Each day the examination will be a minimum of four hours and a maximum of eight hours. The examinations include:
- major field examination, one day
- 4 major seminars, two days
- remaining 4 seminars, two days.
A minimum grade of B is required to pass an examination. A student must pass at least five of these examinations on the first attempt. In cases of failure, the student may retake a maximum of four of the examinations. If the student fails the second attempt, he or she must retake the seminar; but no additional time in the program is allowed.
At the completion of seminar work, students are expected to qualify for candidacy status. Candidacy status means that students may officially work on their dissertations. Students are declared candidates for the degree if they complete the following:
- successful completion of the comprehensive examinations,
- completion of the colloquia requirements,
- good standing in Witness One:Seven,
- exemplary conduct,
- dissertation subject approved by the doctoral programs committee, and
- major department recommendation.
Any exceptions to this procedure must be approved by the doctoral programs committee.
Teaching Experience (Supervised Instruction DR 9940)
After a minimum of four doctoral seminars and completion of the Graduate Research & Writing course and the Graduate Teaching course (22 hours), students are required to teach in their major field under the guidance of their advisors. With the approval of their major department and the doctoral programs committee, students may teach in another department if they have received credit for two semester-long Doctor of Philosophy seminars in that field. With approval, female education majors may teach in the Church History or Missiology Departments. Students will work under the direct supervision of their major advisors in assisting in the development of a course syllabus, a teaching plan, and the assignment of course grades. A minimum of three days classroom teaching under the supervision of a professor is required. At the discretion of the doctoral programs committee, other arrangements may be made to fulfill this requirement, especially for those students whose second language is English. The academic vice president’s office will keep the PhD office informed of PhD students who fulfill this assignment by teaching a complete course.
Supervised Departmental Reading (DR 9945)
Each department offers a directed study which consists of intensive reading to provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the literature in their major area of study. At the discretion of the department, this work may be done during the summer.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research and teaching degree. Because Mid-America is committed to preparing persons to train others for effective ministry, it is important for those who teach to have significant ministry experience. The completion of the Doctor of Philosophy degree, therefore, requires two years of pastoral ministry, significant church staff service, missionary service, or significant denominational service. Final evaluation of the completed practical experience is made by the doctoral programs committee.
Each candidate must write a dissertation in his or her major field of study in accordance with directions specified by the doctoral programs committee. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to research a thesis in relative independence and present their research in a clear and logical manner. The dissertation must make a contribution to the scholarly literature in its field. The dissertation should consist of 150-200 pages in the main body. Variations from these numbers must receive prior approval from the doctoral programs committee.
Each Doctor of Philosophy student is required to attend a dissertation orientation meeting, normally at the time of the oral defense of the prospectus. Students will follow the guidelines in A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (latest edition), by Kate L. Turabian (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013). The doctoral programs committee provides The MABTS Form and Style Guide, which supersedes the manual by Turabian where the latter is not precise and which provides sample pages illustrating requirements for academic writing. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003) is another required resource.
The topic of the dissertation must be approved by the doctoral programs committee with the prior recommendation of the student’s major professor and his major department. A prospectus of the dissertation must be submitted to the PhD office to be forwarded to the major department for its approval no later than April 1 (for students anticipating graduation in December) or no later than September 15 (for students anticipating graduation in May). The prospectus must be defended orally before the department before it is submitted to the PhD office for consideration by the doctoral programs committee.
Within two weeks, the major department must submit the prospectus with its written approval to the PhD office for consideration by the doctoral programs committee. The prospectus includes the title of the proposed dissertation, the thesis to be investigated, the methodology to be employed, the outline by which the research is to be organized, and a bibliography. The outline and the bibliography should correspond to the same standards of style and form as the dissertation. Any subsequent changes in the outline must be approved by the doctoral programs committee.
The dissertation must contain the following parts in sequence: blank page; abstract (not to exceed two pages); title page; blank page; approval sheet; table of contents; introductory chapter; the body or text of the paper consisting of two or more chapters; concluding or summary chapter; selected bibliography; and blank page. The parts mentioned in Turabian A.2.1.7–A.2.1.11 may be included (all after the table of contents and before the introductory chapter); and appendix or appendices (between the concluding chapter and the bibliography).
Students are encouraged to work carefully with their advisor and their major department at each stage in the preparation of his dissertation. The completed dissertation on standard bond paper must be presented to the PhD office to forward to the advisor no later than July 15 for December graduation or January 5 for May graduation. The advisor will read and evaluate it with regard to content and form prior to forwarding it with approval to the PhD office for distribution to the major department. Should the advisor find that the dissertation is not acceptable with regard to content or form, it is the advisor's prerogative to return it to the student without submission to the department.
After approving the dissertation with regard to content and form, the advisor will forward it along with a recommendation to the PhD office for distribution to the major department no later than August 1 (for students anticipating graduation in December) or no later than January 18 (for students anticipating graduation in May). Suggested corrections and/or changes may be made during the six weeks after submission to the department.
The dissertation must be submitted to the doctoral programs committee along with the written approval of the major department before September 1 or February 1, respectively. A student who submits a dissertation to his or her major department is allowed no more than two opportunities for the dissertation to be approved. Upon receipt of the dissertation from the major department, the associate dean of doctoral programs assigns an external reader (from outside the department) to evaluate the dissertation along with the major department. The associate dean of doctoral programs will analyze all of the evaluation forms from the major department and the external readers and will notify the student of changes or corrections that need to be made. It is the prerogative of the doctoral programs committee to assign additional readers if the situation warrants it. In each case, there will be a minimum of three primary readers, including external readers. A dissertation is acceptable in form if it contains 150 or fewer errors in form, style, grammar and spelling. If errors number more than 150, advisors may return dissertations to students for correction. Students may then resubmit their dissertation after correcting these errors. If advisors find more than 100 new errors or uncorrected errors in the second edition, students will be notified that they cannot resubmit until the next graduation date. If the dissertation is acceptable, it will be returned to the student for final corrections. If the doctoral programs committee determines that the dissertation is not acceptable, the document is then returned to the student with no more than one additional opportunity to resubmit his or her dissertation. If the dissertation is rejected as unsatisfactory for any cause, the doctoral programs committee may, at its discretion, authorize the candidate to revise, correct, and resubmit the document after a period of at least three months but not later than one year from the time of the extension. No dissertation may be submitted twice for the same prospective graduation date. After the doctoral programs committee approval, five corrected copies of the dissertation must be submitted, including four copies on one hundred percent cotton-content white paper and one copy on regular white bond paper. The corrected copies must be presented to the doctoral programs committee after the oral defense but before graduation. Under no circumstances may any candidate receive his or her degree or graduate prior to his or her dissertation being submitted in final form with all copies ready for binding. (Refer to graduation requirement dates in the schedule of academic dates for the Doctor of Philosophy program.)
A one-hour oral examination is conducted during the last academic term prior to the commencement service in which the student expects to graduate. The oral examination covers the dissertation and relevant areas of cognate academic disciplines which are necessary for a full evaluation of the research. The oral examination over the dissertation is directed by the major professor who supervised the research, other faculty members who comprise the major department, and external readers. Questions may be submitted by any authorized person who participates in the oral examination.
The Oral Examination Committee is composed of all faculty members in the major field department, faculty members under whom the student has taken a seminar in the major field, and the external reader of the dissertation. The Oral Examination Committee makes the final decision as to whether the student passes his oral examination.
Summary of Requirements
|Doctoral Research & Writing||4|
|Two Research Languages*||0|
|Four Seminars (Major)||16|
|Two Seminars (First Minor)||8|
|Two Seminars (Second Minor) **||8|
|Supervised Departmental Reading||1|
|Comprehensive Program Exams||4|
|Dissertation Writing and Defense||16|
Determined by major.
In lieu of a second minor, students may choose to take these two seminars as electives or in their major field.
At the time of the submission of the dissertation to the major department, the student must deposit a minimum dissertation reader’s fee of $250.00. A $500 fee is also required for a style reader.
After the dissertation is formally approved by the doctoral programs committee, the candidate must use the MABTS ProQuest site to order copies. ProQuest has fees associated with its publication services. The student must purchase two copies for the MABTS library, and must request permission from the doctoral programs committee for copyright privileges. Information regarding ProQuest fees and process is found in the doctoral student handbook.
Application for Graduation
The candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree must make application to the doctoral programs committee for graduation no later than April 1 (for students anticipating graduation in December) or no later than August 15 (for students anticipating graduation in May). Application for graduation must be submitted through the office of the associate dean of doctoral programs.
Time Limit for Completion of the Doctor of Philosophy Program
Students are allowed seven years to complete the Doctor of Philosophy program. This time is calculated from the first semester of enrollment and terminates at the end of the 14th consecutive semester. Normally, graduation is to take place within two years after the student is approved as a doctoral candidate. Special consideration is given to missionaries.
No grade below B is counted toward the PhD degree. A student who makes a grade of C or below must take an additional seminar to remove the deficiency. Grades are issued to doctoral students upon completion of seminars. A Doctor of Philosophy student who makes a lower grade than a B in a seminar is placed on probation, then dropped from the program if a subsequent grade lower than a B is achieved.
Doctor of Philosophy Records
Appropriate student records are maintained in the PhD office and the registrar’s office. Student inquiries should be directed to the associate dean of doctoral programs.
Doctor of Philosophy Seminars
|CH 9541||Patristic Christianity||4|
|CH 9551||The Protestant Reformation||4|
|CH 9561||American Christianity||4|
|CH 9571||Baptist History||4|
|CH 9573||History of Preaching 1||4|
|CH 9575||History of Preaching 2||4|
|CH 9577||The History of Christian Missions||4|
|CH 9582||The History of Western Christian Theology and Phillosophy||4|
|CH 9591||Medieval Christianity||4|
|CN 9871||Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling||4|
|CN 9872||The Theology of Counseling and Critical Stages||4|
|CN 9873||Counseling Theories and Issues||4|
|CN 9874||Marriage and Family Counseling||4|
|DR 9920||Graduate Teaching||3|
|DR 9910||Doctoral Research and Writing||4|
|ED 9931||Christian Higher Education||4|
|ED 9932||Curriculum Theory and Design||4|
|ED 9933||Personality and Development Theory||4|
|ED 9934||Organizational Theory and Development||4|
|GR 9406||New Testament Translation: Philosophy and Praxis||4|
|HB 9221||A History of the Hebrew Language||4|
|HB 9230||Advanced Hebrew Studies||4|
|HB 9281||An Introduction to Old Testament Languages and Literature||4|
|HM 9810||Contemporary Preaching||4|
|HM 9828||Survey of Evangelistic Preaching||4|
|HM 9831||Biblical Preaching||4|
|HM 9835||New Testament Hermeneutics||4|
|HM 9841||Major Series of Lectures on Preaching||4|
|HM 9851||The History of Preaching 1||4|
|HM 9853||The History of Preaching 2||4|
|HM 9855||The Theology of Preaching||4|
|HM 9857||Expository Preaching in an Postmodern Era||4|
|MS 9611||The History of Christian Missions||4|
|MS 9621||Theology of Missions||4|
|MS 9651||Strategy of Christian Missions||4|
|MS 9681||Contextualized Missionary Anthropology||4|
|NT 9301||The Synoptic Gospels||4|
|NT 9311||Johannine Corpus||4|
|NT 9321||New Testament Hermeneutics||4|
|NT 9331||The Pauline Corpus||4|
|OT 9105||Studies in the Pentateuch||4|
|NT 9335||Historiography and the Book of Acts||4|
|NT 9341||The Book of Hebrews||4|
|NT 9343||James, Jude 1 and 2 Peter||4|
|NT 9381||New Testament Background||4|
|NT 9383||New Testament Textual Criticism||4|
|NT 9385||New Testament Theology 1||4|
|NT 9387||New Testament Theology 2||4|
|NT 9392||Difficult Passages in the New Testament||4|
|OT 9116||Archaeology and the Old Testament||4|
|OT 9146||Studies in the Prophetic Books||4|
|OT 9151||Studies in the Poetic Books||4|
|OT 9161||Old Testament Cultures||4|
|OT 9181||Old Testament Soteriology||4|
|OT 9195||Old Testament Theological Themes||4|
|PM 9861||Ethical Dimensions of Pastoral Ministry||4|
|TH 9711||Old Testament Soteriology||4|
|TH 9720||Doctrine of God||4|
|TH 9725||New Testament Theology 1||4|
|TH 9727||New Testament Theology 2||4|
|TH 9785||Old Testament Theological Themes||4|
|TH 9796||Contemporary Theological Issues, 1800-Present||4|