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Ph.D. Degree – Focus in Christian Philosophy and Apologetics

The specialization in the Ph.D. degree is the focused area of study designed to prepare a student for a specific career path or professional goal. Courses in the major define the subject areas of expertise being developed by the student. All courses in the focus areas are 3 semester credit hours each.

Focus Core Studies – 21 credits

  • AP 840 Contemporary Apologetics I
  • AP 841 Contemporary Apologetics II
  • BS 718 Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics
  • AP 842 History of Apologetics: Current Applications
  • BC 774 The Problem of Suffering: Inquiry and Research
  • PH 801 Axiology and Traditional Christian Ethics
  • PH 719 Inquiry and Research of Major World Religions

Program Structure

  • RW 001 Trinity Tutorial
  • Focus Core – 21 credits
  • Research Methods Course – 3 credits Choose course depending on the nature of anticipated research dissertation:

    • RW 810 Bibliographic Research Methods or
    • RW 710 Empirical Research Method

  • RW 756 Dissertation – 12 credits

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