Doctor of Theology (ThD)
(39 SEMESTER UNITS)
This terminal degree provides the ultimate opportunity to become a major resource person in practical theological knowledge. This degree requires maximum commitment of the Candidate. Should the Candidate desire to contribute in a field of religious knowledge other than offered, he/she may petition the Academic Advisory Committee for consideration. This degree program consists of a CORE CURRICULUM of 15 Credit Units Plus the Doctoral Dissertation or Project, which is worth a total of 6 Credit Units. (Candidates must also take RE911, Research Methods, if they have not already completed a course in this area.) A Faculty Advisor shall be assigned at that time to assist the Candidate in the preparation of a formal Petition.
- In addition to an earned four yearís Bachelor degree, the Candidate must have an earned 90 Semester Unit (minimum) Masterís Degree in a field which has directly prepared him/her for this highly specialized program. In addition, the Candidate must have an earned Master of Theology degree (either equal to in credit or beyond the Master of Divinity).
- A total of 27 Semester Hours of post-graduate study must be completed through Golden State School of Theology, plus a Dissertation or Project. Candidates may transfer a total of nine (9) units into the ThD program.
- The Candidate should expect the Dissertation or Project Phase to require at least one year.
Core Curriculum Required of all Candidates
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* RE911 is required if the student has not take RE511 or its equivalent in the Master's Program. It is the basis for research.
Payment plans are available for this program.