the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christian Missions

The Ph.D. in Christian Missions prepares students to be great commission scholars who are thoroughly equipped to take the gospel to the nations. This degree is offered in a modular format and focuses on the theological, historical, and methodological aspects of Christian missions.

Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests. Professors who can supervise students in this area are:

George H. Martin
M. David Sills

Seminars provide students the opportunity to engage in focused study on key subjects in their academic discipline. The following list is a sampling of available courses in this area:

86140 Theology of the Christian Mission
86110 Ethnographic Research and Worldview Identification
86130 Cultural Anthropology and Christian Witness

If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process. To prepare for the field essay in this area of study, consult the study guide.

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