The Professional Doctoral Program is organized around three trimesters per year. The Fall Trimester runs from August-November, the Winter Trimester runs from December-March, and the Spring Trimester runs from April-July. Workshops are generally scheduled for the first two weeks of the trimester and seminars meet throughout each trimester.
All workshops are held on the New Orleans campus with synchronous broadcast via NOLA2U for our distance students. Workshops are 2 or 4 days in duration. Seminars are 3 days in duration in a compressed format. Most seminars are conducted at NOBTS and available through NOLA2U as well. However, some seminars are conducted at a ministry location. Occasionally, Special Event Seminars are offered in conjunction with selected campus and off-campus events like convention meetings, local church conferences, mission projects, etc. These seminars normally involve interaction with an elected faculty member at the event location.
Unless otherwise noted seminars meet on the main campus and are available via individual participation through NOLA2U (synchronous interactive video).
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
All workshops and most seminars are offered at the New Orleans campus but available through NOLA2U (synchronous interactive video). Workshops are best taken at the New Orleans campus. Occasionally seminars may be offered only on campus or a local ministry site.
DIRECTED STUDY SEMINARS
Up to one-half of the student's seminars (including Special Events) may be taken independent of on-campus meetings under the direction of an elected faculty member.
DURATION: Most students complete the degree in 3-4 years. However, students have up to 6 years to finish the program.
COURSE LOAD: 8 hours maximum per trimester
TUITION AND FEES
HOUSING AND FOOD
Qualifying degrees are a Master of Divinity, ministry-related master's degree, or other professional degrees that may be considered with leveling work.
First go through the steps outlined in the Admissions Process. Then consult and be aware of the following important dates for the trimester which you intend to begin in: