A doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) is one of the highest degrees conferred by graduate universities; it is also one of the most demanding degrees. Ph.D. programs involve years of research, studying for competency examinations and defending a dissertation. Through this process, people learn to do study at the highest academic level, and at the completion of it they make a unique contribution to the academic pool of knowledge. People who have earned a Ph.D. are often referred to as “doctor.”
Ph.D. students conduct their area of research within their advisor’s breadth of knowledge. Although a doctoral student is responsible for his or her own research, he or she will be heavily influenced by the advisors and faculty members of a school. Therefore, people looking at doctoral programs should carefully consider the faculty members at graduate Christian universities and seminaries.
Below is a list of Christian graduate schools and seminaries that offer Ph.D. programs. Click on any of the schools for more information.
- Church Divinity School of the Pacific
- Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
- Fuller Theological Seminary
(Ph.D. in Theology, Clinical Psychology or Intercultural Studies)
- Southern Seminary