Doctoral Degrees

The Doctoral degrees are the culmination of Seminary studies. The Doctoral degree is a professional degree, specifically designed to equip the prospective student in the areas of Pastoral; Evangelistic; Missiology; and Seminary teaching ministry, Counseling, and Christian Psychology.  To learn more about the doctoral program, click on the Academics and Catalog links.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Counseling

This program of study consists of forty-two credit hours of study and counseling practicum. The student must hold a masters degree in a related field of study and have a minimum 600 hours clinical experience.

Program Requirements:

1. Forty-two credit hours of directed and independent studies, which include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (a minimum bibliography of fifty books).

2. Dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the studentís field of study.

3. Two thousand (2,000) hours of internship with a mental health provider; i.e., a licensed Christian Counselor, psychologist, etc., approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

 

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Clinical Counseling

This program of study consists of sixty credit hours of study and practicum. The student must hold a masters degree in a related field of study; and have a minimum of seven years of full-time, paid, occupational life learning experience related to the Counseling Major.

  Pre-requisite:  PSY-505 Abnormal Psychology.

      Program Requirements:  
      PSY 502 History and Systems of Psychology

3 Credits

      PSY 504 Personality Theory 3 Credits
      PSY 506 Abnormal Psychology 3 Credits
      PSY 508 Counseling Psychology 3 Credits
      PSY 608 Organizational Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 610 Social Psychology 3 Credits
      PSY 613 Psychology of Human Growth and Development 3 Credits
      PSY 614 Child Development 3 Credits
      PSY 616 Family Therapy: An Overview 3 Credits
          Research Methods 3 Credits
          Dissertation 30 Credits
         

Total:

60 credits

Thirty credit hours of directed and independent studies, which include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (a minimum bibliography of fifty books).

The dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the studentís field of study.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Marriage and Family Counseling

This program of study consists of sixty credit hours of study and counseling practicum. The student must hold a masters degree in a related field of study; and have a minimum of one year, full time, post-masters clinical experience.

Program Requirements:

1. Sixty credit hours of directed and independent studies, which include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (a minimum bibliography of fifty books).

2. Dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the studentís field of study.

3. Two thousand (2,000) hours of internship with a mental health provider; i.e., licensed Christian Counselor, psychologist, etc., approved by the Dean of Graduate studies.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Thought & Theology

This program of study consists of sixty credit hours of specific and independent studies. This Seminary doctorate is an academic degree to advance the student's knowledge in Religion. The student must have a background in Hermeneutics, Apologetics, Theology, Philosophy, Church History.

Program Requirements:

1. Sixty credit hours of directed and independent studies, which include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (a minimum bibliography of fifty books).

2. Dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the studentís field of study.

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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

The Doctor of Ministry program is designed for pastors, counselors, and related full time ministries. The Doctor of Ministry program is thirty credit hours.  Pre-requisite: a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies.

Program Requirements:

      1. Thirty credit hours of directed and independent studies, which include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (a minimum bibliography of fifty books). 

      2.  The dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the studentís field of study.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Religious Education

This program of study consists of thirty credit hours of specific and independent studies. The goal of this graduate program is to prepare teachers and administrators in the field of religious education. Applicants are seeking to become teachers and/or administrators in bible schools or colleges, or in Christian secondary or elementary education.

Program Requirements:

1. Thirty credit hours of directed and independent studies, which include documented research and reading of 20,000 pages (a minimum bibliography of fifty books).

2. Dissertation must be typewritten, double spaced, and not less than 150 pages, covering a topic in the studentís field of study.

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