Many of our Southern Seminary Ph.D. concentrations are offered in a modular format, which allows you to complete your degree without relocating to Louisville. This format combines the academic quality you expect with the scheduling flexibility you want.
Our modular format programs offer tremendous flexibility, allowing students to earn their degree without having to leave their current place of ministry. They allow students to come to campus for courses usually twice per year for about two weeks each time during both the winter and summer terms.
Prior to each seminar, students will complete pre-seminar work that typically consists of extensive reading and intensive writing assignments. In addition, students will interact with one another in the months leading up to classes through online discussions.
After completing seminars during the initial stage of the program, students take comprehensive exams that assess their learning in their areas of study. The program then culminates in the research phase as students write and defend their dissertation.
Degrees in the modular format have all the academic quality you expect from a Southern Seminary Ph.D. World-class faculty teach our Ph.D. courses and maintain high standards for academic excellence in these intensive classes.
You can complete your degree without selling your home, resigning your ministry position or moving your family. You will have on-campus classes twice a year for about two weeks at a time.
You will work side-by-side with the same students in many of your courses, which allows the opportunity to build community while engaged in advanced study. As a result, you can build lifelong friendships as students sharpen one another in and out of the classroom.
Between on-campus classes, you will interact with students and professors through the internet. The online discussions only strengthen later conversation in the classroom.
You will be assigned a faculty supervisor who will shepherd you through the program. They will provide expertise in your area of study and guidance in your academic preparation.
Since the modular format allows you to continue serving in your current ministry position as you study, it provides the opportunity to integrate what you learn into how you minister.
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