Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies
This is a 36 credit program.
  • 30 credits (10 courses)
  • 6 credits (thesis)
The Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies is designed for those in ministry who are engaged in advanced study and research in the academic field of theology as this reflects the dynamics of analysis, theory and application of the various dimensions of religious traditions. The program involves graduate Units of Study designed to develop overarching perspectives on significant areas of theology, further graduate coursework in the candidate’s specialized interest, a research thesis of creative scholarship and an oral defense demonstrating professional competence in the chosen specialty.  Students may choose to complete part or all of their coursework for this degree program during the Oxford University Theology Summer School.  For more information about this degree program option, please visit the Oxford and Rome Programs page on our website.
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