Program Details

Offered in the Theological School's Graduate Division of Religion, the Doctor of Philosophy degree supports graduate research in such fields as American religious history, biblical studies, Christianity in late antiquity, theology and philosophy,
Location:
Madison, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Doctorate
Specialty:
Philosophy

Program Overview

Program Description:

Offered in the Theological School's Graduate Division of Religion, the Doctor of Philosophy degree supports graduate research in such fields as American religious history, biblical studies, Christianity in late antiquity, theology and philosophy, Christian ethics, and the anthropology, psychology and sociology of religion.

Areas of Study

  • Biblical Studies and Early Christianity
  • Religion and Society
  • Theological and Philosophical Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Study

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
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Requirements:
Twelve courses (36 credits) are required for the Ph.D. degree, with a G.P.A. of at least 3.4 (3.1 for students who entered prior to Fall 2009). Up to one year of course credit may be given for previous work at graduate level in a student’s field, on recommendation by the relevant area faculty and approval by the Committee on Academic Standing. The normal course load for full-time study is three courses per semester. Further requirements for the Ph.D. include proficiency in either one or two modern languages of scholarship, determined by examination, comprehensive examinations, and a dissertation and oral defense. All requirements for the Ph.D. degree must be completed within a period of seven years.

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