Doctoral Programs

Applicants for the Doctor of Religious Studies (DRS) program require an earned, 32 Semester Unit Graduate degree (or its equivalent) in a qualifying discipline. Candidates must successfully complete a total of 51 Semester Units to earn the degree.

Applicants for the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) or Doctor of Theology (ThD) programs must possess an earned, three year Master of Divinity or Master of Theology degree (or the equivalent). Candidates must successfully complete 39 Semester Units to complete the degree.

Candidates desirous of contributing to the field of Biblical knowledge and/or the pastoral calling through studies other than offered may petition the Academic Advisory Committee for permission to undertake such studies. A Faculty Advisor shall be assigned to assist the Candidate in selecting and designing the curriculum of study. The course of study must then be submitted to the Academic Advisory Committee.

All Doctoral Candidates must take RE911 (Research Methods) unless they have already successfully completed the course at GSST or meet the course requirements through completion of a similar course through another institution. If the Candidate is required to take the course, he/she should take it just prior to or in conjunction with the Proposal Phase of the Dissertation or Doctoral Project.

Candidates may transfer a maximum of nine units into the Doctor of Ministry or Doctor of Theology programs. These nine units may come from another institution, or through the acceptance of a Candidate prepared Ministerial Experience Portfolio.

The cost of GSST graduate programs are listed on our tuition page.