the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Independent Study

Internal Independent Study

An Internal independent study is undertaken with an SBTS professor who will oversee the student in guided reading and writing on a specific topic. Approval must be granted by the student’s supervisor and the research doctoral studies office.

Students are only allowed, but not required, to take one of these during their program.

To request an independent study, PhD students must submit the Independent Study Contract.

They must allow register for the corresponding course below in Moodle.

External Independent Study

An External Independent Study can be undertaken either by a student enrolling in a PhD-level course at another institution or by a student contracting with a professor at another institution who will oversee the student in guided reading and writing on a specific topic.

In both instances approval must be granted by the student’s supervisor and by the Research Doctoral Studies office.

The External study must contribute to the student’s major field of specialization, or be clearly relevant to the student’s program of study. The student is responsible for all fees and ensuring that an official transcript of course work taken at other institutions is sent to the Office of Academic Records.

Upon completion of the course, the student is to submit a descriptive and evaluative report of the external study to the Faculty Supervisor.

Students need to register for the following corresponding course in Moodle.

Division

Internal

External

Old Testament Studies

82877

82977

New Testament Studies

83877

83977

Church History

84467

84477

Theology

84877

84977

Philosophy

85467

85477

Ethics

85967

85977

Missiology

86177

86477

Biblical Counseling

87877

87977

World Religions

88177

88277

Preaching

86967

86977

Biblical Spirituality

88967

88977

Evangelism & Church Growth

88577

88677

Church Ministries

91577

91677

 

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.