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Ph.D. Degree – Focus in Pastoral Ministry

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

  • PM 741 Applied Research in Theology of Ministry
  • EP 890 Theories and Modalities Impacting Today’s Preacher
  • BS 718 Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics
  • NT 713 Exegesis of Romans
  • CM 726 Critical Issues in Managing Conflict
  • PM 742 Mentoring in Today’s Culture
  • Choose either course:

    • EP 875 Critical Aspects of Old Testament Expository Preaching
    • EP 874 Critical Approaches to New Testament Expository Preaching

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 7576 Dissertation – 12 credits

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