About The Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D in Global Global Theological Studies is designed to to enable the candidate to make an original contribution to theological and missiological scholarship in a global dimension.

Meeting the admission requirements indicates that the student is qualified to undertake guided preparation with a supervising professor in the “examination phase”, and also to complete the required number of seminars with a grade of and A or B. Upon successful completion of a comprehensive “Doctoral Examination” before a committee, the student begins supervised research and writing in the “Dissertation Phase,” normally with the same supervising professor. Both the ‘Examination Phase’ and the ‘Dissertation Phase’ require participation in the annual colloquium by attendance and the oral presentation of a research paper or report.

Graduates with a Ph.D. in Global Theological Studies will be expected to:

  • Be conversant with some of the global issues in theological and missiological studies;
  • Have a grasp of research methodologies for their particular areas;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity with the need for appropriate contextualization;
  • Conduct original research to produce a coherent and cogently argued dissertation that makes an original scholarly contribution.