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40 PhD Programs in Theology

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 program is a learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and transfor ... +

Our program is a learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and transform each other. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
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
 
“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
Rumenian, English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Matej Bel University
Banská Bystrica , Slovakia

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Ph.D.) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theolo ... +

Graduates of doctoral study (Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Ph.D.) are competent to carry out conceptual theological and scientific activities and create professional theological work in church theory and practice as well as in building a Christian worldview based on scientific exegesis of the Bible. -
PhD
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
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 2020
Campus
 
Carey Theological College
Vancouver , Canada

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is founded on the conviction that effectiveness in practice grows out of thoughtful and reflective integration of theology, mission, an ... +

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program is founded on the conviction that effectiveness in practice grows out of thoughtful and reflective integration of theology, mission, and ministry. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
04 Jan 2021
01 Nov 2020
Online
 
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi , Kenya

The Ph.D. in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human ... +

The Ph.D. in MFT is an advanced course of the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. The program is grounded in a Christian worldview that presents a holistic perspective of human nature including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social aspects of maturation. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Ubiquity University
USA Online , USA

The DMin degree is one of the professional doctorates. Like an MD (Doctor of Medicine), a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence), EdD (Doctor of Education), or DBA (Doctor of Business), ... +

The DMin degree is one of the professional doctorates. Like an MD (Doctor of Medicine), a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence), EdD (Doctor of Education), or DBA (Doctor of Business), a DMin is specific to the pastoral and therapeutic communities. It arose originally for ministers seeking a doctoral degree but who were less interested in the pure research required for a PhD than in applied research in areas of healing, therapy, spiritual growth and counseling where the dissertation was in an area they were seeking to apply in their professional work. Upon completion of Ubiquity’s Doctor of Ministry program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Ministry.” This is one of the highest honors society bestows and indicates respect and acknowledgement for an expertise that the larger community can count on for integrity and professional competence. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Bogotá , Colombia

The Doctorate in Theology is at the top of the entire academic curriculum of the faculty, which is why the faculty itself and the Department of Theology put the best of themse ... +

The Doctorate in Theology is at the top of the entire academic curriculum of the faculty, which is why the faculty itself and the Department of Theology put the best of themselves at the disposal of this program. The doctorate is structured on criteria of high research and on the axes of a doctorate qualification and a research project. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
6 semesters
Spanish (Colombia)
Jan 2021
Campus
 
Africa International University
Nairobi , Kenya

The Ph.D. in Theological studies recognizes that most of the challenges facing the church in Africa – and beyond – are theological in nature.

The Ph.D. in Theological studies recognizes that most of the challenges facing the church in Africa – and beyond – are theological in nature. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
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
 
Christian Leadership University
Orlando , USA

Some Christian colleges and even Bible schools may be content with teaching from excerpts and selected passages of the Scriptures. Wouldn’t you rather receive the whole counse ... +

Some Christian colleges and even Bible schools may be content with teaching from excerpts and selected passages of the Scriptures. Wouldn’t you rather receive the whole counsel of God by meditating on every single Book? Don’t you want to see what kind of transformation God will bring to your life if you meditate on and receive revelation from the entire Word, from Genesis to Revelation? If so, then a Doctor of Biblical Studies from Christian Leadership University is exactly what you’ve been searching for. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (includi ... +

A thesis is completed on a topic chosen with the Department and written under supervision. Students focus on a topic from the field of Arabic, Islamic Studies, Hebrew (including Jewish Studies), or a cognate Semitic Language. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Jan 2021
30 Oct 2020
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
28 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Charles University Protestant Theological Faculty
Prague , Czech Republic

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using phi ... +

The purpose of doctoral studies in the field of Philosophy of Religion is for students to cultivate, in the usual way for advanced studies, their ability to examine, using philosophical tools and approaches, religious phenomena and issues relating to the religious dimension of human culture, including theological thought and its traditions. Students learn to reflect critically on these approaches and their results and to interpret them both in their specific context and within the framework of current academic knowledge. In direct connection with its multidisciplinary nature, this study program develops the skills necessary for analyzing complex issues, and students learn to combine various specialist perspectives and discourses in evaluating specific findings and testing hypotheses, while at the same time ensuring that the methods used are appropriate, the thinking is precise, and complex or controversial problems are expressed clearly. The study program not only leads to the acquisition of expert knowledge and skills, but also develops the ability to understand views, concepts, teachings and theories that are non-traditional or differ from one’s own, cultivates argumentative approaches to critical debate, and refines the ability to evaluate oneself and to formulate one’s own opinion or position. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English, German
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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