DOCTORAL PROGRAMS » Doctor of Philosophy

Formats & Features

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is a non-resident program offered in one-week, on-campus modules. This flexibility allows you to continue in your current ministry without having to relocate your family or take a long-term leave of absence.

The program is a hybrid of both classroom lecture and online learning. Each 13-week course requires one week of internal residency. Students come to the Clarks Summit campus for one week intensive classes. Internal residence weeks include about 26 hours of instructions and are held in October, February, and June.

As an in-service degree program, the Ph.D. can be earned while you continue in your professional ministry setting. The program may also be completed in much less time by living in the area and carrying a larger load of courses.