DOCTORAL PROGRAMS » Doctor of Philosophy


Baptist Bible Seminary exists to train men in biblical doctrines and scriptural applications for excellence in leadership. BBS is open to all men desiring to grow their faith and deepen their ministry in an academic setting.

A Master of Divinity degree is required for entrance into the Ph.D. program. Other master's degrees may be utilized and supplemented with additional coursework. Your M.Div. must have prepared you with Greek and Hebrew language study to use in Bible study and research. BBS will work with you on biblical language reviews for assistance in this area. You must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate studies to enter the Ph.D. program. Transcripts must be sent from all previous undergraduate and graduate level studies.

Endorsement letters from you church or ministry organization and from your spouse must be submitted. You must also submit recommendations from two peers and an academic professional who are in position to evaluate your academic, teaching, and writing potential.

A self-evaluation document and a sample of original writing, such as a master's thesis, must be submitted. You must also complete a written academic skills assessment, helping you identify strengths and areas for review study.

An oral interview with a faculty committee will be conducted prior to admission. A written statement of agreement with the articles of doctrine of Baptist Bible Seminary must also be submitted.

In accordance with the biblical convictions of Baptist Bible Seminary, prospective students who are divorced, married to a divorced person, or separated from spouses will not be admitted.

The general requirements for entrance as a student into Baptist Bible Seminary apply to all doctoral students. Read the Seminary catalog here.

For more information on enrollment requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy refer to the Ph.D. Handbook here.