The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is a 60-hour, cohort-based degree that has been carefully designed to develop skills in scholarship, service, and problem-solving in the context of coordinated learning communities. This design has been structured around a “signature pedagogy” that sets the Ed.D. apart from other doctoral degrees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Ed.D. at Southern Seminary is designed to be completed in 30 months.
All seminars meet in modular format in the summer (July) and winter (January) terms.
|81020 Graduate Research Seminar||2|
|92080 Thesis Research and Writing||6|
|92090 Thesis Defense||4|
|Total Program Requirements||60 hours|
*To request an equivalency review on your master’s-level work, please submit a Doctoral Equivalency Report. Students who have earned a master’s degree but lack required hours may fulfill them through online or on-campus study at SBTS.
Entrance Exams & Interview Dates
First Friday in March for summer matriculation
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Click here to begin your online application. Our admissions team will assist you with submitting the necessary materials to the online portal.
Below is a link to a list of precedent literature with which applicants should familiarize themselves. During their first year in the program, students must submit abstracts for each of the included texts.
**For more information about the required materials for an Ed.D. application, please visit this page.
The program fee is paid in a $1,000 down payment with the remaining balance due equally over 30 months.*
|Initial Down Payment||$1,000|
|Program Fee — SBC Student||$20,363|
|Program Fee — Non-SBC Student||$34,005|
|Continuation Fee (paid per semester after 30 months)||$2,000|
*Program Tuition shown is for the 2022-23 Academic Year. Additional fees are subject to the current catalog. Please see the current catalog for full listing of current fees.
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