Doctor of Theology
The Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) program is a 48-credit-hour research-only program. Students will conduct substantial research in one of the following areas:
Christian Studies (Prior Publications; A compilation of academic publications)
Working directly with a doctoral supervisor, Doctor of Theology students will produce an original dissertation of no fewer than 200 pages of primary research. View our Doctor of Theology Handbook.
Doctor of Theology Prerequisites:
An undergraduate degree consisting of four years of full-time study (or equivalent)
A graduate degree in Biblical or theological studies or a closely related field (e.g., religion, counseling, ministry)
Demonstration of proficiency in Biblical Greek (for New Testament concentration)
Demonstration of proficiency in Biblical Hebrew (for Old Testament concentration)
Membership in a local church
General agreement with FTS' doctrinal stance
$100 monthly tuition subscription
$65 graduation fee
The Doctor of Theology program is comprised of four phases:
Download and complete the Preliminary Research Proposal template
Submit your completed proposal with your unofficial educational transcripts with your application via our Admissions page.
For Prior Publications Applicants: Download the Doctor of Theology by Prior Publications Handbook and the Prior Publications Applicant Summary Template. Include the completed template with your transcripts via the application.
Preliminary Research Proposal and Admissions Documentation
Formal Research Proposal
Construction of Research Dissertation
Submission and Research Defense