Distance learning Doctoral Degree in Theology

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The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Although some people study theology to prepare for a particular religious order, others study it to understand the divine. Through reviewing religious and philosophical beliefs throughout history, students can gain a better grasp not only on each of the specific traditions but also on people’s beliefs in general.

Dealing with public universities is far from an optimal option. Private schools provide much better assistance in your distance learning experience. Several online university draws teachers and students at great distances from all over the world. This vastly increases the diversity in a distance learning classroom and produces challenging conversation among those from hugely divergent communities, regions, and distant cultures.

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Doctor of Philosophy

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy Course Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a complete, stand-alone degree that is an internationally recognized doctoral degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to knowledge in the area of research.

The course is unique in that it is delivered within Avondale’s Christian education framework. Students of the Doctor of Philosophy degree will develop critical thinking skills, ethical scholarship, and attitudes that are conducive to personal and collective involvement.... [-]


Doctor of Worship Studies

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University’s Doctor of Worship Studies online program is ideal for those who are actively involved in ministry and who desire to explore the theory behind worship theology. Areas of study include corporate worship, ethnodoxology, balanced worship, growth and development of the worship pastor, and thesis writing. [+]

Liberty University’s Doctor of Worship Studies online program is ideal for those who are actively involved in ministry and who desire to explore the theory behind worship theology. Areas of study include corporate worship, ethnodoxology, balanced worship, growth and development of the worship pastor, and thesis writing. Graduates of the program leave with an in-depth knowledge of worship theology and extensive practical experience Non-Discrimination Policy

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Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Improve your ministry or career to have an impact on the lives of others, and to develop the abilities and knowledge to influence our world with a uniquely Christian apologetic by earning your Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics through Liberty University Online. [+]

Improve your ministry or career to have an impact on the lives of others, and to develop the abilities and knowledge to influence our world with a uniquely Christian apologetic by earning your Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics through Liberty University Online.

Gain advanced training in the fields of Christian theology and apologetics, equipping you to become a leader in academics and ministry, providing direct interaction with leaders in theology and apologetics while also offering practical opportunities to write and teach in the field. This degree will qualify you to teach at the university or graduate level, while also providing insight and information useful to the professional minister. With the emphasis on both theology and apologetics, the Ph.D. will give you an opportunity to learn about your faith and how to defend it. The dual emphasis is unique among Liberty’s peer institutions and should create multiple opportunities for graduates as both professors and pastors. ... [-]


Doctor of Ministry – Worship

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry — Worship online program equips students to effectively apply biblical principles to all aspects of worship. Students will learn how to help prepare people’s hearts to enter the presence of God. [+]

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry — Worship online program equips students to effectively apply biblical principles to all aspects of worship. Students will learn how to help prepare people’s hearts to enter the presence of God. Areas of study include biblical principles of worship, theology, and ministry strategies. The degree is ideal for worship leaders seeking both professional and personal growth.

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Doctor of Ministry – Pastoral Counseling

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry — Pastoral Counseling online program equips students with the knowledge needed to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual struggles of the heart and mind. [+]

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry — Pastoral Counseling online program equips students with the knowledge needed to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual struggles of the heart and mind. It is ideal for those currently in the counseling field who are looking to expand their practice and impact lives through counseling services within the church setting. Areas of study include biblical principles of counseling, best practices, and pastoral leadership.

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Doctor of Ministry – Leadership

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) — Pastoral Leadership online program equips those already in ministry with the knowledge and skills pertinent to carrying out an effective ministry. [+]

Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) — Pastoral Leadership online program equips those already in ministry with the knowledge and skills pertinent to carrying out an effective ministry. During the program, students will investigate various ministry paradigms and in turn evaluate their own approach in order to better focus their vision and solidify their outreach goals.

Graduates of the program leave with a deeper understanding of effective leadership practices and are prepared to help transform lives for God’s glory.

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Doctor of Ministry – Homiletics

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching online program trains students to effectively teach and preach the Gospel across a variety of mediums and platforms. [+]

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching online program trains students to effectively teach and preach the Gospel across a variety of mediums and platforms. Students of the program learn how to use homiletics in both the traditional church setting as well as in small groups, through instructional videos, and online media.

Course topics include growth and development of contemporary ministers, 21st Century techniques and tools for the church, and thesis writing. Graduates of the program leave with a deeper understanding of biblical principles and homiletic strategy, ready to further the kingdom of Christ.

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Doctor of Ministry – Evangelism and Church Planting

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting online program trains students through an in-depth look at the principles of evangelism and the history of church planting. [+]

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting online program trains students through an in-depth look at the principles of evangelism and the history of church planting. In this program, students learn how to effectively carry out the Great Commission and are prepared to lead and grow their own church plant. Through their courses, students have the opportunity to interact with church leaders to increase their understanding of the purpose and goals of ministry. The degree is ideal for those currently serving in the ministry who are seeking professional and personal growth.

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Doctor of Ministry – Discipleship

Liberty University Online
Online Full time September 2018 USA Lynchburg

The Liberty University Doctor of Ministry — Discipleship online program helps students strengthen their ministry skills in order to better care for God’s people. [+]

The Liberty University Doctor of Ministry — Discipleship online program helps students strengthen their ministry skills in order to better care for God’s people. Students in this program are prepared to serve and equip others to further the Great Commission through courses in theology, evangelism, pastoral leadership, and more. This program is well-suited for pastors, missionaries, and other church leaders desiring the spiritual depth needed to bring Christians into closer fellowship with Christ and other believers.

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Doctor of Ministry

Oral Roberts University
Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tulsa

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. [+]

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. The purpose of the program is to help ministers grow in their understandings and interpretations of the Church's ministry in relation to biblical, theological, historical, ethical and practical areas. Students are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry. A distinctive of the doctoral program is the attempt to enable students to understand both the positive and the problematic aspects of the charismatic dimensions of ministry. ... [-]


PhD in Inter-Religious Dialogue and Diplomacy / Interfaith Studies

EUCLID (Euclid University)
Online Full time Part time 2 - 4  Open Enrollment USA Washington DC Gambia Gambia Online + 3 more

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

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The DIRD (and DIFS) are unique programs in the sense that they are actually offered by an intergovernmental organization with a university charter and an additional mandate in inter-religious dialogue and diplomacy. Notably, EUCLID is the only university which has received the first prize of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, presented by H.M. King Abdullah of Jordan (photo below).

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

EUCLID offers several closely related but nevertheless distinct graduate programs:

DIRD: Ph.D. in Interreligious Dialogue and Diplomacy DIFS: Ph.D. in Interfaith Studies DCRel/DCCTh: PhD in Comparative Religion / Comparative Christian Theology

This page focuses on the DIRD: EUCLID’s Ph.D. in Inter-Religious Dialogue and Diplomacy, the umbrella program designed to train diplomats, government officials and civil servants in this complex and specialized field. These programs, delivered 100% online, exist to prepare government officials, social workers, clergy, theologians and faculty members to successfully and constructively engage in inter-religious dialogue and diplomacy. This program assumes a strong interest in religion, spirituality, theology, critical thinking, academic research and global affairs. Furthermore, it is open to students from all religious backgrounds including non-believers, although its focus may be of special interest to Muslims and Christians since it was—to an extent—developed in response to the “Common Word” initiative. However, it does assume the following:... [-]


PhD in Theology

Matej Bel University
Online Part time 4 years September 2018 Slovakia Banská Bystrica

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. [+]

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. They are ready to carry out leadership positions in the church, parachurch, and ecumenical institutions and organizations. They can teach theological courses at the university level and professional training of the church and religious organizations staff.

Graduates understand the relationship between the natural sciences, humanities, and theological sciences and are competent to carry out research in theology and related fields. As personalities at the same time educated in science and faith have a wide view on issues of contemporary philosophical-theological and ethical controversies and are able to handle sensitive and controversial public response to ethical and social issues relating to the Christian faith, religion and culture.... [-]