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A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a postgraduate degree that prepares students for higher positions and oftentimes better pay. Students can earn their PhD in a variety of subjects, although it is usually in the same area as their undergraduate studies. What is a PhD in Theology? This degree program provides students with ministerial training, culturally relevant ministry, and professional and spirit… Read more

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a postgraduate degree that prepares students for higher positions and oftentimes better pay. Students can earn their PhD in a variety of subjects, although it is usually in the same area as their undergraduate studies.

What is a PhD in Theology? This degree program provides students with ministerial training, culturally relevant ministry, and professional and spiritual formation. Scholars will continue to develop their leadership, writing, analytical, and communication skills in the context of theological thought. Programs vary, but curriculum may involve religious text interpretation, history, philosophy, culture, systemic theology, and practical application of the insights that they gain.

Students who pursue a degree in theology develop practical and cognitive tools that affect all areas of life including volunteer efforts, careers, and family development. The passion and energy that their education awakens can help them make positive changes in their lives and for those around them.

The costs associated with earning a theology degree can differ quite a bit from one institution to another. There are theology schools all over the world, and cost factors include school location, duration of the program, and other associated fees. When researching and comparing schools, it is a good idea to contact your favorite ones and ask what the tuition and fees would be.

Individuals who graduate with an advanced degree in theology can choose to take a number of different career paths. Many choose jobs within Christian ministries or missions, and others choose to teach at the high school or undergraduate levels, or be involved with the seminary. Those who have experience or education in other areas may find opportunities in mission agencies, Christian businesses, the not-for-profit sector, and social agencies.

You don’t have to wait any longer to find the right school for a theology education. Use our database to search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Our Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge in the emergent academic f ... +

Our Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge in the emergent academic field of women's spirituality, especially as it relates to philosophy and religion, women's studies, and ethnic studies. Students develop advanced skills in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary women's spirituality research and writing and are prepared to make an original contribution to the field. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctor of International Business objective is to help students to pursue an academic career in a university rather than teaching them the required skills to manage people ... +

The Doctor of International Business objective is to help students to pursue an academic career in a university rather than teaching them the required skills to manage people in a multinational corporation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

This programme explores the major religious traditions in the world, including Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The st ... +

This programme explores the major religious traditions in the world, including Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The student should focus on the academic study of religion, with particular attention to: common dimensions of religious experience; the interplay between religion and culture; the theoretical analysis of religious belief and experience; religious expression in myth, ritual, symbol and social organization; religious responses to archetypal problems of human experience. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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“1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia
Alba Iulia, Romania

Program Description The Doctoral School represents an academic institutional structure, invested with responsibility in the administrative organization of conducting doctoral ... +

Program Description The Doctoral School represents an academic institutional structure, invested with responsibility in the administrative organization of conducting doctoral university studies within the University "December 1, 1918" of Alba Iulia, with attributions in managing the activity of the doctoral students and in promoting the research activity specific to this cycle of academic training. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Rumenian, English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Canada

The goal of this program is to educate counselors who are also researchers capable of independent and collaborative research. As researchers, they will be able to contribute t ... +

The goal of this program is to educate counselors who are also researchers capable of independent and collaborative research. As researchers, they will be able to contribute to the knowledge base that informs counseling and spirituality. -
PhD
Full-time
6 years
English, French
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Carey Theological College
Vancouver, Canada

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program is an advanced degree for experienced pastoral leaders who have completed a Master of Divinity or equivalent. This program is based upon ... +

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) program is an advanced degree for experienced pastoral leaders who have completed a Master of Divinity or equivalent. This program is based upon solid evangelical, biblical and theological foundations and is designed to help ministry practitioners to engage in thoughtful and intentional theological reflection through a professional learning community, while remaining rooted in their ministry context. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
28 Mar 2022
28 Feb 2022
Online
 
Wycliffe College
Toronto, Canada

The Ph.D. program trains candidates to carry out innovative research. Successful candidates qualify to teach theological (and related) subjects in universities, liberal arts c ... +

The Ph.D. program trains candidates to carry out innovative research. Successful candidates qualify to teach theological (and related) subjects in universities, liberal arts colleges, and theological schools. Candidates are also equipped for positions of leadership in ecclesiastical and related organizations, or for academically enhanced ministerial practice. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 6 years
English
Sep 2022
21 Jan 2022
Campus
 
Christian Leadership University
Orlando, USA

Major in any of the following concentrations: Biblical Studies, Christian Arts, Christian Counseling, Christian Entrepreneurship, Christian Leadership, Divine Healing, Interce ... +

Major in any of the following concentrations: Biblical Studies, Christian Arts, Christian Counseling, Christian Entrepreneurship, Christian Leadership, Divine Healing, Intercession, Ministry, Missions and Evangelism, Prophetic Ministry, Worship Ministry, or Youth Ministry. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington, USA +1 More

A specialized online Ph.D. offered by an intergovernmental university with recognized expertise in interfaith studies.

A specialized online Ph.D. offered by an intergovernmental university with recognized expertise in interfaith studies. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Prague, Czech Republic

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Biblical Theology is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to think theologically and ... +

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Biblical Theology is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to think theologically and to deepen their knowledge in the relevant biblical theology disciplines on an expert level. The field covers all aspects of the specialist study of the Bible, such as theological, literary, and historical factors. Studies focus on either the Old Testament or the New Testament field. They include the examination of biblical texts in their relevance for religious and cultural traditions. Depending on the specific dissertation project, studies may deal with textual, linguistic, literary, literary-historical, historiographical, religious, or cultural issues. Normally, they must also raise questions about the theological profile or overall testimony of Scripture in relation to relevant theological questions, and also deal with issues of understanding, communication, and interpretation. The working field of biblical studies also includes the related specialist disciplines – for example, the philology of the ancient and classical languages, the literature of the ancient Near East and the principal cultures of Antiquity, the phenomenology of religions and the study of the religions of antiquity, the archaeology and historiography of the relevant regions – and also a reflection on methodologies in the biblical field, hermeneutical issues, and the history of biblical research and its current trends. Studies are linked to an appropriate degree with other theological fields, and, like other branches of theology, have an interdisciplinary dimension. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Oct 2022
30 Apr 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The DLitt et Phil (Biblical Studies) programme is a research programme, comprising predominantly theoretical work, and normally does not require work-based learning or vocatio ... +

The DLitt et Phil (Biblical Studies) programme is a research programme, comprising predominantly theoretical work, and normally does not require work-based learning or vocational training. The Doctoral programme is by nature an advanced specialization in either OT or NT (or both), building on the specialization level already reached on Master’s level. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide ... +

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
15 Jun 2022
Campus
 
American International Theism University
Englewood, USA

International conflicts, especially those that stem from the clash of civilizations, are due to the ideology or way of thinking that controls the minds of the decision-makers ... +

International conflicts, especially those that stem from the clash of civilizations, are due to the ideology or way of thinking that controls the minds of the decision-makers who imagine that the world should proceed within the framework of the clash of civilizations. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Arabic
Campus
Online
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

This program will equip the student to know the methods of qualitative, historical, and practical theological research, to grow in understanding of the biblical, historical an ... +

This program will equip the student to know the methods of qualitative, historical, and practical theological research, to grow in understanding of the biblical, historical and theological warrants for contemporary ministerial practice and to develop effectiveness in the expository communication of Scripture, through oral and written media. -
PhD
Full-time
English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

The Ph.D. East-West Psychology program offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. Students are encouraged to become thought leaders ... +

The Ph.D. East-West Psychology program offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. Students are encouraged to become thought leaders in cross-cultural relations that are rooted in ancient spiritual traditions. Graduates create positive and sustainable paradigms in global and personal change. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus