DOCTORAL PROGRAMS » Doctor of Philosophy


The Doctor of Philosophy degree at BBS is an advanced professional ministry program that gives you the competent ability to engage in thorough research and writing. The Ph.D. is considered the terminal degree for those who teach higher level education courses, as well as missionary educators, international academic leaders, and pastors who desire to have a strong teaching ministry.

The degree program requires 60 credit hours of study, including a doctoral dissertation. For those possessing a Th.M. degree, the PhD program is 38 credit hour program. Credits may be flexible depending on your previous theological education.

As a student in the Ph.D. program, you can specialize your program to fit your ministry needs. Focus in the areas of Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, or Bible Exposition. Learn more about the concentrations here.

The flexibility of the doctoral modules allows students from around the world to study at BBS. Watch a video about international students at BBS here.

Having trouble deciding between the Ph.D. and the D.Min.? View a program comparison chart here.