Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics Degree

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics (Ph.D.)

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Receive advanced training in the fields of Christian theology and apologetics, and get equipped to become a leader in academics and ministry. Your Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics degree from the Rawlings School of Divinity will enable you to teach at the university or graduate level as well as enhance your ministry career. 

Program Delivery Formats

  • Online (Intensive Based)
  • Residential


  • Biblical Studies
  • Church History
  • Apologetics
  • Theology

Credit Hours

  • 57 total hours
  • Students may transfer up to 15 credit hours from a regionally-accredited Ph.D. program
  • Transfer credit may not be more than 10 years old
  • Credit cannot be transferred from a conferred degree
  • Credit cannot be transferred from a D.Min. program

Important Information

  • The program is best suited for pastors and professors
  • The program requires a dissertation (six credit hours)
  • Students are required to pass a proficiency exam in German, and French or Latin by the second year of the program
  • Biblical Studies specialized courses require six credit hours Greek and six credit hours Hebrew (must be verified on transcript(s))
  • Students must pass comprehensive examinations

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