Online Doctor of Arts Degree in   Interdisciplinary Christian Studies

Entrance into the Doctor of Arts program requires an acceptable earned master's degree.  Relevant acceptable credits taken in a previous Bible related doctoral program may reduce the number of courses.

 

Individuals who wish to take courses directly relevant to their ministry situation, will find the Interdisciplinary degree ideal.  By taking required courses that provide a good ministry foundation, it is also possible to select five elective courses that will strengthen personal ministry needs and goals.

 

The D.A. in Interdisciplinary Christian Studies:

  • Is self-paced;
  • Not structured in semesters, quarters or terms;
  • Can be completed 100% off-campus;
  • Uses email and easy file transfers to send coursework;
  • Also integrates voluntary small group learning options;
  • Is designed to allow the student to begin at any time of the year.

Designed for:
the individual with an good understanding of Biblical Theology and ministry related issues, but who desire to personally tailor a degree program around a specific ministry enhancement goal.

Ministry Training for:
Lay Ministers
Para Church Ministers
Christian Businessmen
Pastors and Staff
Missionaries

 

Program Curriculum (see course descriptions below):

Orientation MOR
Advanced Systematic Theology I AST-701
Advanced Systematic Theology II AST-702
Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration BI-701
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Doctoral Theology Project
TOTAL CREDITS

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

10

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Descriptions

 

Orientation OR-DO

The purpose of this course is to help ensure that the student will begin his or her study program at Master’s with the basic information needed to move successfully toward graduation.  For this reason, this course is mandatory of all new students.

 

Advanced Systematic Theology I AST-701
This advanced level course presents the doctoral student with the fundamental issues of Systematic Theology and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source.  In doing so, the course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; to enable the student to identify and describe key doctrinal issues; to apply that knowledge in the student's current ministry and to lead the student to analyze carefully the various theological options on key doctrinal issues; to examine those issues in light of her/his own theological stance; to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student's own faith tradition.

 

Advanced Systematic Theology II AST-702
This advanced level course presents the doctoral student with specific issues of Systematic Theology as they relate to God and the creation.  In doing so, the course will introduce and expose the student to the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework; to enable the student to identify and describe key doctrinal issues; to apply that knowledge in the student's current ministry and to lead the student to analyze carefully the various theological options on key doctrinal issues; to examine those issues in light of her/his own theological stance; to relate doctrinal truths to a coherent system of thought consistent with the student's own faith tradition.

 

Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration BI-701
To provide the doctoral student with an opportunity to examine the deeper internal evidences for the validity of the Bible as its own source of confirmation of Divine inspiration, and to challenge the student to analyze these internal evidences critically and competently.

 

Doctoral Theology Project DTP-700
The Doctoral Theology Project presents the student with an opportunity to demonstrate comprehension and general mastery of the fundamental issues of Systematic Theology and how these relate to the Bible as a foundational source. Furthermore, this Component will allow the student to document a mature understanding of the study of Christian doctrine within a coherent framework.

 

Elective courses can be selected from the appropriate

Doctoral Courses or Speciality Courses


Investment Costs for the
DOCTOR OF ARTS IN
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES*

 

 

Cost to Start - $250
Monthly Payment - $70.83  - no interest or carrying charges
Standard Program Tuition - $4,500 ($125 per credit)
Cost of Books - Discounted through our own online bookstore.

 

Click HERE for More Information or To Get Started.

*Costs may vary due to individual requirements or preferences.

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