Doctor of Practical Theology Degree Standard Program

The Standard Doctor of Practical Theology Degree is:

  • Self-paced (go fast, go slow, change pace as needed);
  • Not structured in semesters, quarters or terms;
  • Designed to be completed through the use of appropriate online technology such as email, and file transfers;
  • Designed to allow the student to begin at any time of the year;
  • Designed to allow the student to select the area of concentration;
  • Optional live online or on-site small group learning seminars.

The D.P.Th. is a ministerial degree designed for those who would benefit by completing a doctorate with courses focusing on the working side of Christian ministry, but without the stricter requirements of a traditional dissertation or major writing project.

 

Note:  Use this outside link to learn more about the value and recognition of the Doctor of Practical Theology degree.

 

Entrance Requirements (one of the following):

  1. An acceptable master's degree of at least 30 hours in a Bible related discipline.
  2. Applicants holding an acceptable master's degree of at least 30 hours that is not in a Bible related discipline, may be considered for admission providing they meet one of the following:
    a.  Have earned an acceptable bachelor's degree in a Bible related discipline in addition to the unrelated master's degree.
    b.  Have served at least ten (10) years in a Christian ministry role such as pastor, teaching minister, missionary, Christian school teacher, chaplain, or a similar field of Christian service in addition to having earned an acceptable unrelated master's degree.
     

Program Courses:

 

Online Orientation  MOR
Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration BI-701
Theology of the Old Testament OTH-701
Theology of the New Testament NTH-701
Elective - You select courses you need!
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Course Descriptions

 

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.

Drugs, Mental Health and the Biblical Counselor DM-701
This course will covers the evolution of psychiatry and the DSM's creation of mental illness; the evolution of mental health chemical imbalance theories; and the revolution  in society and the church concerning sin and sickness.

 

Theology of the Old Testament OTH-701
The purpose of this course is to expose the doctoral student to the study of Old Testament theology; to enable the student to master issues related to Old Testament theology, and to deepen the student’s understanding of the distinctive theological character of individual Old Testament writings and of the Old Testament as a whole; to apply that knowledge in the student's ministry.

 

Theology of the New Testament NTH-701
The purpose of this course is to expose the doctoral student to the study of New Testament theology; to enable the student to master issues related to New Testament theology, and to deepen the student’s understanding of the distinctive theological character of individual New Testament writings and of the New Testament as a whole; to apply that knowledge in the student's ministry.

 

Elective courses can be selected from the appropriate

Doctoral Courses or Speciality Courses

Investment Costs for the
STANDARD DOCTOR OF

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY*

 

 

Cost to Start - $250
Monthly Payment - $62.50  - no interest or carrying charges
Standard Program Tuition - $4,000 ($125 per credit)
Cost of Books - Discounted through our own online bookstore.

 

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*Costs may vary due to individual requirements or preferences.

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