Welcome to the home page for the research doctoral programs. We are a close-knit community of scholars committed to guiding and shaping the next generation of religious teachers and leaders. Our faculty and students are active members of various professional societies, engaging in research aimed at producing healthy churches.
Be sure to check out our two newest majors, Christian Apologetics and Christian Leadership. For details on these majors, see our Program Description page.
All ten majors in the PhD program are available at a distance through synchronous interactive video as well as in the traditional classroom. Students who are unable to take advantage of the campus scholarly environment can participate fully in seminars and colloquia by joining the class sessions through live Internet connections. However, some general workshop courses that apply to all PhD majors still will require travel to the main campus during January or summer breaks.
Seminars meet weekly, every two weeks, or 3 or 4 times during the semester. See PhD course schedules for specific dates and times.
You also may want to consider visiting the campus during our September 18, 2020 Campus Preview. In addition to registering on the Campus Preview page, be sure to contact the Office of Research Doctoral Programs so we can arrange for you to meet with professors in your area of interest.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Jeffrey B. RileyAssociate Dean, Research Doctoral Programs
Professor of Ethics
Office of Research Doctoral Programs