The Ph.D. in Systematic Theology trains students to apply the storyline of Scripture to the storyline of life in light of the storyline of history. This degree integrates systematic theology with its biblical, historical, philosophical and contemporary dimensions.

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:

Bruce A. Ware – (Theology Proper, Divine Providence)

Gregg R. Allison – (Eccesiology, Anthropology)

Stephen J. Wellum – (Christology, Atonement)

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:

• Christology and Atonement
• Theological Anthropology
• Contemporary Issues in Evangelical Theological Formulation

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 entrance exam in this area of study, consult the study guide. The department also requests student have 6 hours of elective credit in theology at the Master’s level.


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