Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology

The Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology (PhD) is an advanced degree for professionals serving Church, non-profit, public, and private sector organizations, seeking to apply theological principles to their professional practice. The typical degree candidate is a part-time student who continues full-time professional responsibilities.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology is typically a multidisciplinary program designed for consideration, reflection, examination and application of appropriate theological principles to practice-based settings.

Typical areas for consideration and research include: Missions, evangelism, pastoral care, pastoral counseling, psychology of religion, chaplaincy, church growth and development, Christian administration, homiletic, spiritual formation, pastoral theology, Church administration, Biblical counseling, , religious education, Christian management, church music, social work, spiritual direction, spiritual theology, and many other areas.