Religion—PhD, ThD

The PhD in religion prepares teacher-scholars focused in one field of study (OT, NT, theology, church history or missions) with a cognate in a second area. The ThD, in contrast, is interdisciplinary between two areas of concentration with a cognate as well. Both programs focus on content knowledge, critical thinking skills, scholarly research, publication and teaching ability.

PROGRAM LENGTH

This 64-credit program can typically be completed by full-time students in five years.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Prospective students must complete the application and submit all the requirements before the deadlines listed below:

  • Fall (August - December): December 15 of preceding year
  • Summer (May - August): December 15 of preceding year
  • Spring (January - May): June 15 of preceding year

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

  • Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).
  • Attend professional meetings each fall.
  • Publishing opportunities mentored by dedicated professors.
  • Best theological library of the Adventist church in the world.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A master’s degree (or non-U.S. equivalent) in religion or divinity for the PhD.
  • A master’s degree (or non-U.S equivalent) in divinity for the ThD.
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Hebrew and Greek required, other languages as per department requirement.
  • Three Recommendations from professionals such as advisors, major professors and employers.
  • Résumé with employment, education and publishing record.
  • GRE General test from exam taken within five years.
  • Statement of Purpose reflecting your philosophical perspective, personal, professional academic goals, and reasons for seeking the graduate program.
  • Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF): A questionnaire is sent to each applicant and must be submitted as directed.
  • Research paper (30–40 pages) that demonstrates ability to do writing at the doctoral level.
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (academic): Students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores.

For more information please visit the Admissions page.

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ENROLLMENT & ADMISSION

Phone: 855-428-4723 or 269-471-6321
Email: graduate@andrews.edu

RELIGION PHD & DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAMS

Phone: 269-471-6002
Email: phd@andrews.edu