A detailed knowledge of psychology is important for for pastors and others who work in ministry. Accordingly, many seminaries, divinity schools and theology schools offer coursework in this field. Many offer a Ph.D. in Psychology degree, one of the highest degree levels generally given.
In most cases, a bachelors or masters degree in psychology or an allied field is a prerequisite for admission into a seminary program leading to a Ph.D. in psychology. Depending upon the student’s previous degree status, it can often take two to six years of study to earn the Ph.D. in psychology.
A doctorate in psychology is a versatile degree, opening up a plethora of opportunities to its holder. Some of these possibilities are in the area of ministry and church leadership or academia. A knowledge of how the mind works is essential for those interested in making a difference in ministry.
Seminaries with Accredited Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Degrees
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
- Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology)
Ph.D. in Psychological Science (Non-Clinical)
- Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Psychological Science)
Interested in other degree options from accredited seminaries?
- Ph.D. degrees from seminaries
- M.A. in Clinical and Mnetal Health Counseling degrees
- M.A. in Counseling degrees
- M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy degrees
- M.T.S. and M.S.N. dual degree programs
See all the degree options we list.